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Internet, social media are important part of young Filipinos’ life – survey shows

When Mark Zuckerberg and his friends first toyed with the idea of Facebook in 2004, young people today were just kids. Now, these kids comprised the 15-24 age group and appear to be the biggest consumers of information technology developed by young people their age a decade ago. This is one of the findings released today by the Demographic Research and Development Foundation (DRDF) and the University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI).

Young Pinoys are high consumers of junk food and carbonated drinks

A typical diet of a young Filipino includes instant noodles, chips, grilled street food and carbonated drinks. This was one of the findings of the 2013 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS 4) conducted by the Demographic Research and Development Foundation (DRDF) and the University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI).

This is the fourth time that such survey was conducted and the first time that questions about nutrition were asked of respondents. The study interviewed around 19,000 young Filipinos aged 15-24.

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