Health-risk Behaviors Among Students of University of Zadar
AbstractBackground: The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of risk-health behaviors among students of University of Zadar in order to identify potential student risk groups for educational health programs. Methods: Survey comprised a sample of 500 students of University of Zadar aged 18-35. A questionnaire was designed to examine five areas of risk-health behaviors: eating habits, physical activity, cigarette smoking, drinking alcohol and risk sexual behaviors. Findings: 48% of female and 23% of male students do not participate in any physical activity and in the same time 35% of females and 21% of males spend 4 and more hours a day in front of the computer. 60% of students are smoking cigarettes and 80% of them have drunk alcohol at least once in the last 30 days. 75% percent of females have entered into sexual relationships, but 41% of them have never visited gynecologist. Discussion: The findings of the present study suggest the need for health promotion programs with special emphasis on importance of regular physical activity and taking care of reproductive health.
Copyright (c) 2014 M. Cifrek-Kolaric , A. Vulic-Prtoric , M. Miocic-Stošic , A. Tucakovic
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