Modifiable life style associated risk factors for non communicable diseases among students of pre-­‐university college of Udupi taluk

Parsekar, Shradha S and Ashok, Lena and Monteiro, Ashma Dorothy and Singh, Mannat M and Bhumika, TV (2015) Modifiable life style associated risk factors for non communicable diseases among students of pre-­‐university college of Udupi taluk. Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 4 (2). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2277-9604

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Abstract

Background: Non-­‐communicable diseases are diseases of longer period and are increasing. This study was intended to find out the proportion of adolescents having modifiable life style associated risk factors. Materials and methods: A cross sectional study was carried out in 15 pre-­‐university colleges (PUC) of Udupi taluk, which were randomly selected, a class from each PUC was randomly chosen. WHO stepwise approach was used to collect data. A total of 838 adolescents in the age group 15 to 19 years were included. Data was analysed using SPSS software version 15. Chi square test was used to find the association. Results: Current smoking was found in 1.67% of the participants. Nearly 16.94% participants were exposed to second hand smoke. About 2.15% of the participants were current alcohol drinkers. Junk food consumption was found in 64.08% of the participants. About 89.86% of the participants were physically inactive. Nearly 31.98% of the participants reported adding extra salt to the diet. Conclusion: The behavioural risk factors investigated in the present study are potentially modifiable; identifying subgroups having one or multiple risk factors at an early age is of extreme importance for preventing risk of acquiring chronic diseases in adult life.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rrisk factors; chronic non communicable diseases; adolescents; Pre University College.
Subjects: Departments at MU > Public Health
Departments at MU > Statistics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2015 07:10
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2015 07:10
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142947

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