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Title: Health-related lifestyles and risk behaviours among students living in Alexandria University hostels
Author(s): M.A. Abolfotouh, F.A. Bassiouni, G.M. Mounir and R.Ch. Fayyad
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 2007, Vol. 13, No. 2,, 376

Abstract: We assessed health-related lifestyles and their determinants among 600 Alexandria University students living in university hostels. Data were collected by questionnaires, and anthropometric and blood pressure measurements were taken. Most students were not satisfied with their situation in terms of accommodation, health and support. About 86% ate unhealthy diets, 33.8% were physically inactive, 25.3% were overweight or at risk of becoming overweight, 17.5% of male students were current smokers and 32.2% had poor sleep behaviours. About 28% of the students adopted 3 or more risk behaviours. About 23% reported low perceived health status and 80.3% felt they had low to moderate social support. There were significant sex differences regarding some behaviours...

Addresses: High Institute of Public Health, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt..

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