Thai youth and health issues
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Thai youth and eating disorders
Nowadays, children in Thailand risk developing health problems because of their eating habits. The report of the National Statistical office in 2009 states that both the share of children who eat 3 meals a day and more than 3 meals a day increased since 2005. This is especially the case for the share of children who eat more than 3 meals a day, as it increased two-fold between 2005 and 2009. This means that younger children are exposed to the possibility of developing obesity, which can lead to many health problems. http://service.nso.go.th/nso/nsopublish/citizen/news/news_childn.jsp Figure 1 : the eating behavior of Thai children who have age 6-14 years. Children in Thailand tend to mostly eat junk food such as snacks, soft drinks and other foods that contain high sugar or fat. This kind of food might cause many chronic diseases, such as diabetes melitus, hypertension or heart disease in adults. By looking at the second graph below, we find that more than sixty percent of Thai youth consumes this type of food. In the case of others, both adolescent boys and girls have developed health issues from drinking, smoking and drug use, substances which are commonly found in night clubs or bars. But research on this topic has not been rigorous, particularly because it is hard to collect data from youth who come to entertainment venues or belief in enforcing on law there is efficient. Nevertheless, it is known that these problems are occurring at higher rates than in the past. http://service.nso.go.th/nso/nsopublish/citizen/news/news_childn.jsp Figure 2 : The consumption affects health of Thai children aged 6-14 years.
The table below shows that the infection HIV/AIDS of Thai youth is a decreasing trend in all groups of Thai children between 2011 and 2013. This is as a result of the provision of information about using condoms correctly to protect from infectious veneral diseases and control the birth rate. In order to solve such problems, the Thai government has created a foundation that undertakes research in the field of health, supports many activities that promote a healthy lifestyle (e.g. aerobic dance in public parks) and campaigns to reduce risks and problems relating to the health of both Thai children and Thai older people (e.g.’No Drinking in Buddhist Lent’, Deceased abdomen to lost illness, or no drinking and driving campaigns). http://office.bangkok.go.th/aids/statistics/bss_54.pdf.Retrived 23 august 2013Table 1: Trends in all age groups of Thai people between 2011 and 2013
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