According to research conducted by the pharmaceutical company, Galenika, the three most common health problems among students in Serbia are stress, back pain and spinal problems, as well as sleep disturbances.
“The research we conducted has confirmed that students represent a very vulnerable group in terms of physical and mental health, which is a topic we must work on together due to the importance of prevention,” said Ricardo Vian Marques, CEO of Galenika.
Galenika conducted research on the daily habits and lifestyles of students, which showed that almost 53% of students in Serbia report being exposed to stressful situations. Other problems are back pain and spinal problems (41%), while 31% of students suffer from sleep disorders.
Students also suffer from various eye and vision problems, 25.3% and hormonal problems 18.4%, followed by digestion and metabolism problems, which are present in 17.3% of the students.
In June 2020, about 40% of respondents had regularly added vitamin C to their diet, 30% consumed minerals and a quarter various vitamins, with the aim of strengthening their immune system.
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Young people also say they do not watch television for more than three hours a day (only 9%), but on the other hand, the results show prolonged and active use of mobile phones.
Namely, 41.5% students use mobile phones up to 3 hours a day, one-third of respondents (33.5%) use them up to 5 hours a day, and 16% more than 5 hours a day.
28.5% of young people also use various electronic devices such as laptops and tablets for more than 3 hours.
The research was conducted in July 2020 on a sample of 1,000 students aged between 18 and 25 from the entire territory of Serbia.
(Nova Ekonomija, 24.09.2020)
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