2018, Cilt 5, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 177-191
The Relationship Between Sugar- Sweetened Beverage Consumption and Obesity in Adolescents
Ayşe Nur GÜREL1, Filiz HİSAR2
1Necmettin Erbakan Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü Halk Sağlığı Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Konya, Türkiye
2Necmettin Erbakan Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü Halk Sağlığı Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Konya, Türkiye
Keywords: Adolescent, obesity, sugar-sweetened beverage

Aim: This research was conducted to determine the relationship between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and obesity in adolescents.

Material and Methods: The universe of this research, which is planned as descriptive and relationship-seeker type, consists of all students in a state high school and a private high school in Konya. It was aimed to reach all the students (N:412) constituting the universewithout going to the sample selection in the research but 361 students were reached. A questionnaire form, beverage consumption information form and anthropometric measurement form were used in order to collect the data. In the analysis of the data; number, percentage, mean, standard deviation, Mann Whitney U, Kruskal Wallis, Chi square test and Spearman correlation analysis were used.

Results: The average age of adolescents was 15.88 ± 1.06 and 52,9% were male. The obesity prevalence was determined as 9,7%. The adolescents reported that they consumed the most tea (88.4%), cola (82.0%), ready-made fruit juice (75.9%) and coffee (75.1%). Adolescents who havesugar-sweetened beveragesin the fridge, and who have a habit of consuming sugarsweetened beverage between meals consume significantly more sugar-sweetened beverages.

Conclusion: A statistically significant relationship was found betweenweightand consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. Adolescents and the people around them should be educated on the effects of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.