Lewis-Moss, Rhonda K.; Paschal, Angelia; Sly, Jamilia; Roberts, Shani; Wernick, Shoshana
March 2009
American Journal of Health Studies;2009, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p240
Academic Journal
African Americans continue to die prematurely from preventable health conditions. The current study examined the health knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of African American adolescents and applied the socio-ecological model to those health needs. Three hundred and three African American adolescents aged 12-19 were surveyed. The results showed that the health knowledge was low among African American adolescents. There was a statistically significant relationship between overall health attitude and the amount of exercise actually completed. In regards to health behaviors African Americans adolescents reported not eating the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables nor engaged in the recommended physically activity.


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