Global Advanced Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (GARJMMS) ISSN: 2315-5159
January 2017 Vol. 6(2), pp. 021-024
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Prevalence of the usage of soft drink among children in the south western region of KSA

Mohammad Huneif

Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Najran University, Saudi Arabia.

E-mail: muhammadabidkhan@gmail.com; Phone: 00966591223443

Accepted 29 January, 2017

Abstract

The core objective of this study is to find out the prevalence of soft drink usage among children  in the south western region of KSA. The energy drinks market will double its income in Saudi Arabia. Youngsters consume carbonated drinks in breathtaking quantities and are often unaware of the health hazards of the excess consumption. Carbonation occurs when carbon dioxide is dissolved in water or an aqueous solution. A soft drink is a beverage, often carbonated, that does not contain alcohol. This cross sectional Study was a sectional study conducted at college of medicine Najran city, Saudi Arabia during the period of October 2015 to January 2016. 35.94% of the respondents were girls while 64.06% were boys. out of 38 ice tea drinkers, 7.89% were in the age group of 1-3, 26.32% were in the age group of 4-5, 39.47% were in the age group of 8-12 and 26.32% were in the age group of 13-18. In energy drinkers total are 33 in which 30.3% in 1-3 age group, 24.24 were in 4-5 age group, 21.21 were in the 8-12 age group and 24.24% were in the 13-18 age group. Energy drink prevalence is increasing in KSA which will produce harm effects on the youth.

Keywords: Prevalence, soft drink

 

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