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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

27% of those Pakistanis who have children between the ages of 9 and 19 think their children need more information about nutrition.

Islamabad, May 19, 2015

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 27% of those Pakistanis who have children between the ages of 9 and 19, of whom they are the care taker, think their children need more information about nutrition; 24% think they need information about eating disorders.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women who have children between the ages of 9 and 19 of whom they are the caretaker, from across the four provinces was asked, “Which of the following health topics do you think your child/children need(s) more information about?” In response to this question, 27% respondents said their children need more information about nutrition, 24% think they need more information about eating disorders, 19% think they need information about dental hygiene, and 10% think they need more information about tobacco. Moreover, 9% respondents mentioned diabetes management, 7% mentioned drug abuse, 6% mentioned mental health issues, 6% mentioned STDs, 5% mentioned asthma management, 3% mentioned alcohol, 3% mentioned reckless driving, and 2% mentioned suicide prevention as the health topic their children need more information about. 2% of the respondents said their children needed information about none of these topics, while 6% mentioned others and 4% did not respond.   

Question: “Which of the following health topics do you think your child/children need(s) more information about?”


Source: Gilani Research Foundation Poll (GRF Poll)
Field work conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association

The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 630 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during March 09- March 16, 2015. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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