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Healthy habits are more frequent in the population with higher education

In relation to alcohol, research shows that binge drinking is higher among those with more education

 
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Healthy eating habits and regular physical exercise are behaviors that are related to education level. The finding is in research Vigitel 2012, published this Wednesday (27), the Ministry of Health The survey polled 45,000 people over 18 years.

Regular consumption of fruit and vegetables is lower among people who have less education. Among those who studied up to eight years, 34% regularly consume these foods. Among women who have between nine and 11 years of study, the percentage is 31%. Among those who studied 12 years or more, 45% eat fruits and vegetables regularly.

Among the advances in the survey Vigitel 2012 is the increase in consumption of fruits and vegetables recommended by the population and physical activity in leisure time among men. A challenge identified is the high frequency of consumption of alcoholic beverages, especially among men and youngsters.

In the area of ​​physical activity, men are more active in leisure time (41.5%) than women (26.5%). In this group, the younger more exercise and percentage of physical activity decreases as age increases.

In relation to alcohol, research shows that binge drinking is higher among those with more education. It is considered binge eating five or more doses between men and four or more doses among women in the last 30 days. According to the survey, 22% of the population aged 12 years or more of study and 15% of those eight years of study had excessive consumption.

Among men aged 12 years or more of study is the highest percentage of driving after consuming any amount of alcohol. The binge drinking occurs mainly in the age group 25-34 years, 24.7%. Then the population is between 18 and 24 years (21.8%).

Surveillance of Risk and Protective Factors for Chronic Diseases Telephone Survey - Vigitel 2012 - interviewed 45 000 people over 18 years of the 26 state capitals and the Federal District.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
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