Journal article

Modifiable Risk Factors for Major Non-communicable Diseases Among Medical Students in Nepal.

Shiva Raj Mishra, Dinesh Neupane, Aditya Shakya, Samaj Adhikari, Per Kallestrup

Journal of Community Health | Published : 2015

Abstract

The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of modifiable risk factors of the major non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among medical students. A cross sectional study was conducted at three randomly selected medical colleges in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. All third-year medical students (n = 191) participated in the study. A total of 62.3% of the respondents were male, and 37.7% were female. The mean age of the respondents was 21.5 ± 1.0 (SD) years. A total of 20.4% (n = 39) of the medical students were current tobacco users and 50.8% (n = 97) have ever consumed alcohol. The majority (85.6%) of the medical students did not consume the daily recommended amount of fruits and vege..

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