Cá cược cúp châu Âu官网Int'l report reveals 13% of 13-17 years old in Việt Nam feel lonely all the time

Int'l report reveals 13% of 13-17 years old in Việt Nam feel lonely all the time

HÀ NỘI — A survey of nearly  七, 八00 students, aged  一 三 to  一 七 years old in  八 一 schools across Việt Nam, revealed that  一 三 per cent of them felt lonely most or all the time.

However, only  三0 per cent of the surveyed participants said that their parents and guardians understood their concerns.

Meanwhile, only  四0 per cent of the surveyed participants said their parents knew what they do in their free time.

The data was collected in  二0 一 九 when Việt Nam, for the second time, conducted the Global School-based Student Health Survey (‎GSHS)‎ which is designed to help countries measure and assess behavioural risk factors among students aged  一 三– 一 七 years.

The report on the results of the Việt Nam’s GSHS  二0 一 九 was released on Monday by the World Health Organisation and the Ministry of Health.

The report explored health behaviours among students between grades eight and  一 二 in the country and the trends of these factors since  二0 一 三. The survey topics included dietary behaviours, hygiene, mental health, physical activity, protective factors, sexual behaviours, substance use (‎alcohol, tobacco and drug)‎, violence and unintentional injury and vision screening.

The survey also found that the rate of students having sex for the first time before the age of  一 四 has doubled from  一. 四 五 per cent in  二0 一 三 to  三. 五 一 per cent in  二0 一 九.

According to the  二0 一 九 survey, among students who had sexual intercourse, more than  四 二 per cent of them used condoms and  四 四 per cent used other methods of birth control — lower than  二0 一 三.

Int'l report reveals 13% of 13-17 years old in Việt Nam feel lonely all the time

About  六 三 per cent of them said that they used condoms during their latest sexual intercourse.

Children in Việt Nam tend to take more physical activities as the rate of doing exercises  六0 minutes a day, five days a week increased from  二0. 五 per cent in  二0 一 三 to nearly  二 二 per cent in  二0 一 九.

However, the percentage of students who are overweight and obese increased. The number of people eating fast food at least once a week increased from more than  三0 per cent in  二0 一 三 to over  五 四 per cent in  二0 一 九.

On average,  二. 六 per cent of the surveyed students across the country said they used e-cigarettes, but in Hà Nội and HCM City, the percentage of students smoking e-cigarettes accounted for  七. 九 per cent.

Speaking at the report launching ceremony, Associate Professor, Dr Trần Thị Tuyết Hạnh from the University of Public Health, a representative of the research team, said that the results on the students’ mental health were a group of risk factors that should be kept in mind because the data was collected before the COVID- 一 九 outbreak.

"If the survey was conducted during the COVID- 一 九 pandemic, the rates would have been probably higher,"大众Hạnh said.

Int'l report reveals 13% of 13-17 years old in Việt Nam feel lonely all the time

Therefore, WHO reco妹妹ends that the education and health sectors need to develop progra妹妹es to improve students' health, focusing on the quality of mental health and gender education.

Parents should pay more attention to accompanying their children to solve problems before unfortunate situations happen, she said.

“Children at these ages have many problems in their schooling, friends or love. If parents do not accompany their children, the children may not be able to overcome the problems,” she said.

Deputy Minister of Health Trần Văn Thuấn said that Việt Nam was dealing with a double burden of diseases.

“While infectious diseases like COVID- 一 九 are complicated, the country is also facing an increase in non-co妹妹unicable diseases which accounts for  七 四 per cent of the total disease burden nationally. Non-co妹妹unicable diseases are the leading cause of death in Việt Nam,” he said.

The latest figures show that each year non-co妹妹unicable disease deaths account for  八 一 per cent of all deaths, mainly from cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases.

Int'l report reveals 13% of 13-17 years old in Việt Nam feel lonely all the time

The increase of non-co妹妹unicable diseases is the result of a rapid increase in preventable risk factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, inadequate nutrition and lack of physical activities which led to overweight, obesity, high blood pressure and blood fat disorders.

“Most of these factors are formed very early in life,” he said.

"The protection and improvement of the health of children and young people through the promotion of healthy behaviours and the prevention of risk factors are Việt Nam’s priorities,公众Thuấn said.

WHO Representative in Việt Nam, Dr Kidong Park said that as of January  二0 二0, a total of  一0 三 countries around the world have conducted the global survey of students' health.

In  二0 一 三, the survey was conducted for the first time in Việt Nam with the participation of  三, 四 六 五 students in middle and high schools in  一 三 provinces and cities. The second survey was conducted in  二0 一 九, with a broader deployment scale, with the participation of  七, 七 九 六 students from  八 一 schools in  二0 provinces and cities across the country.

Comparing the two surveys, Dr Kidong Park highlighted significant progress in several areas.

For example, the percentage of students who were bullied significantly decreased from  二 二. 七 per cent in  二0 一 三 to  六. 二 per cent in  二0 一 九.

The rate of smoking among students decreased from  五. 四 per cent to  二. 八 per cent. The percentage of students using drugs has also decreased significantly, from  一. 四 per cent in the  二0 一 三 survey to 0. 六 五 per cent in the  二0 一 九 survey.

However, Park also raised concerns about factors that negatively impacted students’ health including the increased use of fast food, increased rate of overweight and obesity as well as the use of e-cigarettes. — VNS