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Health behaviors and health risk behaviors among vocational students: Case study of vocational college in Nakornratchasima province Thailand

Wichitra Kusoom
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Wichitra Kusoom: College of Nursing and Health, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand

Journal of Advances in Health and Medical Sciences, 2016, vol. 2, issue 3, 102-107

Abstract: The descriptive research aimed to identify the health behaviors and health risk behaviors among vocational students. Data were collected by using questionnaire of HBSS of Ministry of Public Health, Thailand and CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey of 6 major risks. The subject were 275 students: case study of a vocational college in Nakonratchasima Province, Thailand, chosen by purposive random sampling. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistical, ?2 and Odds Ratio. The results revealed that mean age 18.5. The youths are 66.2% living with both parents, 21% living with a single parent and 13% living with others. Their average monthly income was 17,000 Thai Baht. The health status included normal body mass index (BMI) mean 20.79 (19-23.2), 56.3% had vaccination. The comparison of risk behaviors by gender, ?2 test found that male students had higher risk behaviors than females by signi?icant difference (p

Keywords: Health Risk Behaviors; Vocational Students; Youth (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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DOI: 10.20474/jahms-2.3.4

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