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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

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RAIZEL, Raquel et al. Adolescent health risk behaviors and Family Health Strategy educational activities in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, 2011. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2016, vol.25, n.2, pp.291-299. ISSN 1679-4974.


to analyze health risk behaviors in adolescents and Family Health Strategy (FHS) educational activities in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso State, Brazil.


a cross-sectional study was conducted using data from a survey with adolescents registered with FHS in 2011/2012; Poisson regression was used to estimate prevalence ratios (PR) and 95% confidence interval (CI95%).


there was low participation in educational activities on alcohol (23%), food (10%) and physical activity (9%); insufficient physical activity was higher in girls (PR=0.76 - 95%CI 0.68;0.85), alcohol consumption was associated with the 15-19 age range (PR=1.48 - 95%CI 1.29;1.71) and low fruit and vegetable intake was associated with income of ≤2 minimum wages (PR=1.17 - 95%CI 1.02;1.33).


there was no significant association between adolescent risk behaviors and their participation in FHS educational activities.

Keywords : Health Education; Food Consumption; Motor Activity; Alcoholic Beverages; Primary Health Care; Cross-Sectional Studies..

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