|Dietary habits and perceptions of oral health of children and adolescents in Cyprus|
V.H.Papavassiliou1, A. Andreou - Filimi1, D.Dimitriou-Papavassiliou2, P.Mavrikiou3, Α.Konstantopoulos 41.Developmental & Social Pediatrics Center -Nicosia-Cyrpus 2.1st Dept of Pediatrics Agia Sofia Children's Hospital Univsrsity of Athens, Greece 3. Frederick Research Institute-Nicosia-Cyprus, 4. University of Athens, Aglaia Kyriakou Chilren's Hospital, Greece
Material and Methods:
Fruit intake is reduced from 87.1% in children to 77.5% in adolescents. There is an increase in processed animal protein consumption from 9.9% in children to 17.3% in adolescents and in sugared-drinks intake from 12.8% (children) to 34.2% (adolescents). Parents use olive-oil (64.7% children-62.6%-adolescents) for meals.
Parents of adolescents from urban areas reported 13.1% reduced food intake whereas rural residents 11.7%. Parents drink alcohol daily in 9.6% and 0.5% gives their children too, increasing to 2.7% (adolescents).