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INFANTOZZI, Florencia Ceriani-  y  GIORDANO, Carolina De León-. Characteristics associated with the omission of breakffast in montevidean adolescents concurring to private schools. Enfermería (Montevideo) [online]. 2017, vol.6, n.2, pp.4-19.  Epub 01-Dic-2017. ISSN 1688-8375.

Abstract: The objective of the article is to know the characteristics that are associated to the omission of the breakfast of adolescents of 11 to 17 years who attend private schools of Montevideo. Cross-sectional, descriptive, analytical study using a secondary database. We studied the association between breakfast omission and different variables, with 696 students and then with the subsample of 196 that skipped breakfast. Student's t test was calculated, Pearson's chi square test was applied. To identify the risk, the OR was calculated. Statistical significance value p <0.05. Processing and statistical analysis SPSS version 21.0. 28.2% of adolescents skipped breakfast. The probability of omitting breakfast with respect to not omitting it is approximately 2.25 higher in adolescents who are alone with respect to those who are accompanied. Among those who skipped breakfast, 40.4% were overweight or obese, with a higher number in those aged 13 years or younger (p = 0.002). The most mentioned reason for omitting breakfast was "getting up late and not having time". Age and sex were significantly associated with the reason mentioned. The omission of breakfast is a problem in this population. Being overweight and obese is a major complication among those who skip breakfast. Being alone in this time of food increases the chances of omitting it.

Palabras clave : Breakfast; Feeding Behavior; Adolescent Nutrition; Diet.

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