Mabat Youth - Israeli National Health and Nutrition Survey Database
The Comprehensive Food Consumption Database contains the health, nutrition and lifestyles of the Israeli population.
What is Mabat Youth - Israeli National Health and Nutrition Survey?
The National Health and Nutrition (MABAT) surveys are large-scale studies conducted by the Israel Center for Disease Control (ICDC) since 1999 on the state of health and nutrition in Israel. These surveys are deemed essential and effective measures to describe the health, nutrition and lifestyles of the Israeli population, the findings of which provide scientific data that serve policymakers for policy planning and interventions.
Mabat Youth – Israeli National Health and Nutrition Survey 2003-2004 is the survey for students of Grades 7 to 12 in Israel. The aim of this survey is to assess and monitor food consumption, nutrition, growth, malnutrition, overweight and exercise habits of Israeli children to provide up-to-date information on matters of food and nutrition.
Mabat Youth – Israeli National Health and Nutrition Survey 2003-2004 was conducted in 2003-2004 on students in grades 7-12, belonging to the age group 12-18 years. A total of 6,274 school students participated in the study. The study population was based on a sample from Ministry of Education lists, using preset variables: population group (Jewish, Arab and Bedouin, Druze), stream (state, religious), school level (middle school – grades 7-9, high school -grades 10-12), and welfare level (low, high). Welfare levels 1-5 denote a higher socioeconomic level for the school area, with 1 being the highest socioeconomic level. The welfare levels 6-10 indicate a lower socioeconomic level, with level 10 being the lowest.
The cluster method of sampling was used for the Mabat Youth survey. From the list of 1000 schools received from the Ministry of Education, schools were divided into sub-groups according to different categories. For each school, the grade level (7-12) which would participate was randomly selected. Continuous follow-up of the number of students within each stream, grade level and the sector was carried out during the period of data collection, and adjustments were made as necessary to have the appropriate number of students. The questionnaire used for the Mabat youth survey had four different sections: a food frequency and height/weight questionnaire, a lifestyle and health habits questionnaire, anthropometric measurements and a 24-hour food recall with some additional questions on fruit and vegetable intake.
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How do I access the Mabat Youth - Israeli National Health and Nutrition Survey 2003-2004 datasets?
Mabat Youth – Israeli National Health and Nutrition Survey 2003-2004 are made available for access by the State of Israel’s official website. Use the following link to access the datasets page:
Mabat Youth – Israeli National Health and Nutrition Survey 2003-2004 data are available in two different reports:
- Young Mabat – National Health and Nutrition Survey for 7th-12th Graders 2004-2003, Part A – General Findings
- Young Mabat – National Health and Nutrition Survey for 7th-12th Graders 2004-2003, Part B – What Young People Eat
More detailed data can be downloaded in the following links:
Alternatively, the reports are available to download from the reports and publications page of the Israeli Ministry of health where the datasets can be searched using the keywords.
How is the Mabat Youth - Israeli National Health and Nutrition Survey 2003-2004 database used by companies, institutes and organizations?
Mabat Youth – Israeli National Health and Nutrition Survey 2003-2004 is one of the first detailed food and nutrition surveys in Israel. The data obtained from the survey can be used by food producers, nutritionists, researchers and policymakers in the following ways:
- To assess the average daily nutrient intake of children and youth in terms of energy levels, macronutrients, fibre, fatty acids, cholesterol, vitamins and minerals using models such as Creme Nutrition.
- To identify and classify meals and food combinations.
- To assess the average daily intake of food contaminants (drug residues, pesticide residues, heavy metals) and of food colours and nutrition supplements using models such as Creme Food Safety.
- To assess the prevalence and types of food sensitivities.
- To evaluate the degree of adherence to accepted dietary guidelines as regards to nutrient intake, and to identify populations at risk.
- To assess the knowledge and attitudes of children concerning health and nutrition, and their use of health services.
- To assess the frequency of health-related behaviours in the population (e.g. smoking, physical activity, dental health, and other behaviours).
- To describe the anthropometric (body build) status of the youth population (weight for age, height for age, weight for height, BMI for age, sitting height, waist, midarm and hip circumferences).
- To facilitate the development of a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) for Israeli children and youth.