The COVID-19 pandemic and changes in Brazilian adolescents' lifestyles Covid 19 e estilo de vida dos adolescentes
Keywords:Covid 19, Social Isolation, Life Style, Adolescent
Objective: To analyze changes in the lifestyles of Brazilian adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: Cross-sectional study carried out with adolescents who participated in the “Covid Adolescentes - Behavior Survey”. The indicators related to lifestyles before and during the pandemic were evaluated: consumption of healthy and unhealthy foods, physical activity and sedentary behavior, smoking and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Prevalence and 95% confidence intervals were calculated for the total population and according to sex and age group. Results: 9,470 adolescents participated in the study. During the period of social distance, there was an increase in the prevalence of consumption of vegetables (from 27.34% to 30.5%), frozen foods (from 13.26% to 17.3%), chocolates and sweets (from 48.58% to 52.51%) and time in front of screens (from 44.57% to 70.15%). On the other hand, there was a decrease in the practice of physical activity (from 28.7% to 15.74%) and in the consumption of alcoholic beverages (from 17.72% to 12.77%). Differences were observed according to sex and age group. Conclusion: The results show changes in the adolescents' lifestyles and an increase in health risk behaviors.
Copyright (c) 2021 Deborah Carvalho Malta, Crizian Saar Gomes, Marilisa Berti de Azevedo Barros, Margareth Guimaraes Lima, Alanna Gomes da Silva, Laís Santos de Magalhães Cardoso, André Oliveira Werneck, Danilo Rodrigues Pereira da Silva, Arthur Pate de Souza Ferreira, Dália Elena Romero Luis Otávio Azevedo, Maria Imaculada Freitas de Freitas, Ísis Eloah Machado, Paulo Roberto Borges de Souza Júnior, Giseli Nogueira Damacena, Luiz Otávio Azevedo, Wanessa da Silva de Almeida, Célia Landmann Szwarcwald
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