Health Concerning Lifestyle and Risky Behaviours in University Going Female Students Residing In The Hostels of Lahore

Lifestyle and Risky Behaviours in Female Hostel Students

Authors

  • Tayyaba Shabbir University Institute of Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Maria Aslam University Institute of Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Hafsa Kamran University Institute of Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Mishal Liaqat University Institute of Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Rija Khan University Institute of Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Maham Saleem University Institute of Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54393/df.v2i01.30

Keywords:

Stress, Fast food, Smoking, Dietary habits, Physical activity

Abstract

Health behaviors are actions that have an impact on one's health or illness risk. There are two types of hazardous behaviors: those that are harmful to one's health and those that are beneficial to one's health. Unhealthy habits tend to cluster in young people, according to a growing body of data. Health-related behavior patterns fluctuate greatly between nations and even within a single country's regions. Many factors like food safety, cultural, socio-economic factors, age, sex, nutrition, behavior, physical activity and diseases were assessed among female students with the age of 19 to 25 years. Objective: To assess the health concerning practices among university going Hostelite girls in Lahore. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted among the girls residing at the hostel of University of Lahore, Lahore with the duration of 04 months. The non-probability convenient sampling technique was used to choose 272 university students in this cross-sectional study. Pre-tested questionnaire was used to assess the health-related lifestyle and behaviors of university going Hostelite girls and data were analyzed with SPSS version 21.0. Results: 76.4% of female students were belonged from middle class, 61.7% girls experienced normal living experience in hostels, while 57.7% students found hostels environment restricted, 43.0% female students found hotels mess food tasteless and 68.8% preferred homemade food. 22.8% of students smoked on a regular basis, while 81 percent of the students said they engaged in frequent physical activity and exercise. The majority of female students had unhealthy eating habits, with a high intake of fast food and salt. Conclusion(s): Knowledge, practices, and attitudes, as well as legal constraints, social environment, and economic position, may all influence good and bad health behaviors. Lower health literacy, on the other hand, leads to more unhealthy habits.

 

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2021-06-30

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Shabbir, T., Aslam, M., Kamran, H., Liaqat, M., Khan, R., & Saleem, M. (2021). Health Concerning Lifestyle and Risky Behaviours in University Going Female Students Residing In The Hostels of Lahore: Lifestyle and Risky Behaviours in Female Hostel Students. DIET FACTOR (Journal of Nutritional &Amp; Food Sciences), 2(01), 09–14. https://doi.org/10.54393/df.v2i01.30

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