– a fail to stop this development is a bit alarming, ” says NTNU researcher at the Hunts research centre in Levanger, Vegar Rangul.
“One can clearly see that the weight among boys and girls from 13-19 years of age has increased in all age groups from Young-HUNT 1 to Young-HUNT 4,” it says in the report from the Young-HUNT 4, which has recently been submitted to the Norwegian institute of public health.
the Researchers have followed the evolution to schoolchildren in primary and secondary schools since the first big good give an, Young-HUNT 1, which was completed in 1986.
They see big changes. More young people than ever before are depressed and have anxiety. Nikotinforbruket has never been lower. While the weight increases for each year.
Obesity-increase does not stop
“Obesity based on body mass, BMI, continues to increase for both sexes,” it says in the report from the Young-HUNT 4.
the Researcher believes it is time for concrete measures to stop the trend that has been rising for a long time.
We know the health consequences, and never before have we had so much information about healthy and proper food and the importance of physical activity. So it suggests that information is not enough to reverse the negative trend, ” says Rangul to NRK.
He is clear on what needs to.
– the Community must make structural nedringer. Healthy food should be cheaper and it must be expensive to buy unhealthy, ” says the researcher.
Only one of the four gets the recommended amount of fruits
the WEIGHT INCREASES: waist measurement has increased steady in girls since the 1990s, show the great helseundersøkelsene among young people in the county. Waist circumference be used in conjunction with body mass, BMI, to assess health risks. Since the 1980s, is the average weight of boys increased by 3.9 kg and 3,4 kg in girls.
Graphics: the Young-HUNT 4 Big increase in “dangerous” midjefett
While the waist measurement has remained stable among boys over the past decade, is the development a another of the girls.
In girls, there has been a steady increase of the waist measurement from the middle of the 1990s and to the present day. And in an average waist measurement in girls in the last good give an been greater than in boys for the first time.
In the 1980s was the waist measurement in girls, on average, 70,6 cm. In 2019 is the incision increased to 81,6 centimeters.
waist measurement says nothing about where the fat sits. The most dangerous thing sitting around your waist, and it is a more accurate measure of obesity, ” says Rangul and elaborates:
So that the waist measurement increases, it means that girls have a negative development related to the unfortunate fat around the waist – and thus a significantly increased risk for such as heart disease.
FOLLOW the DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG people: This photo is from the great good give an in Trøndelag, which was carried out from 2017 to 2019. Now be added to the first reports from the data collection up.
Photo: Tariq Alisubh/NRK, More afraid and anxious
another obvious social change since the 80’s, the proportion who are anxious, shows the new good give an.
the Proportion who report anxiety and depression in girls has increased from 20.9 per cent in the 80s to 44,5 per cent in the last good give an among students in primary and secondary schools. The most is the struggle among girls from 16 to 19 years of age.
– This score means that there is a significantly increased proportion of girls who, among other things, report that they feel much bothered to be afraid or anxious, ” says Rangul.
They are plagued by a sense of hopelessness when they think of the future, and are worried and bothered of being discouraged and sad, ” explains the researcher.
– Whether this is a net real increase in anxiety and depression or simply a change in how they assess and report anxiety and depression know we are still not quite exact.
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GREAT CHANGE IN the SOCIETY: Hunt-researcher Vegar Rangul believe it is time for concrete measures to get stopped in obesity-the rise among young people. Changes in society have utilized – it has among other things led to a generation of young people who almost do not smoke.
Photo: Tariq Alisubh/NRK Worried for the future
the Researchers behind the new good give an can’t say for sure why young people feel increased pressure in these areas.
” We don’t know of any reasons. But we can assume that the reasons have changed over the last ten years, in parallel with the development of our society and out from the doing the splits today’s children and young people are in, ” says NTNU researcher.
Among boys, the proportion increased from 10.1 to 16.5 percent who say they have symptoms of anxiety and depression.
– There is a concern that a large proportion of today’s youth is plagued by despair when they think of the future and that they are often sad and unhappy, think Rangul.
“Helsesista” get snapper from the young people about suicidal thoughts every day Soon tobakksfri generation
A big change among today’s youth is that nikotinforbruket never has been lower. 0.4 per cent smoke every day, while 4.9 per cent of the young smoker.
– It means that the total nikotinforbruket goes down, and this is a very positive trend. When a also see the low numbers of daily smokers among adults, so there is hope that soon we can reach the goal of a generation without tobakksavhengighet. says the scientist who points out that this is a good example of that structural changes and adaptations works.
the Use of snuff has increased slightly from 1984 until now. Today it is 7.5 per cent of the young people who say that they take snuff every day.
Among the youth are daily smokers soon not existing. Many people say that they have gone over to the snuff. This is a truth with modifications, as the shares are daily snuff users has not increased accordingly as the decline in daily smokers, ” says NTNU researcher at the Hunts research centre in Levanger, Vegar Rangul.
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