Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003632
Title: Awareness of non-communicable diseases among the school students-A questionnaire study
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: A non-communicable disease (NCD) is a disease that is not transmissible directly from one person to another. NCD includes mostly non-infectious, although there are some non-communicable infectious diseases such as parasitic diseases in which the parasite’s life cycle does not include direct host-to-host transmission. NCDs are the leading cause of death globally. The primary aim of this study was to assess the aware of NCD and its risk factors among school students. Materials and Methods: A standard questionnaire consists of 15 questions which were prepared based on the awareness of NCDs. It was distributed about 100 school students and the responses were studied and evaluated. Results and Discussion: Of 100, 44% were male and 56 were female students. From the results, it was clear that 49% of the participants were aware of NCDs while 18% are not and 33% of the participants were not sure of it. Among 100, 21% of the students reported that the diseases are common in male, 22% reported to be in female while 57% in both. About 42% of the participants reported that these diseases are hereditary, 23% reported as not while 35% of the students were not sure of it. Of 100, 90% of the students are aware of the prevention to NCDs. Conclusion: In this study, the students above the age group of 15 showed better response than the lower aged students. Since the lifestyle habits at this age have the greater influence of these diseases, awareness and knowledge about these diseases are important. Workshops, camps, and rallies should be conducted in school to increase the awareness of these diseases.

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    V. J. Oviya1 , V. Vishnu Priya2 , R. Gayathri 2 *

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    1 Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: V. Vishnu Priya, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    V. J. Oviya1 , V. Vishnu Priya2 , R. Gayathri 2 *

    Title:Awareness of non-communicable diseases among the school students-A questionnaire study
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (June )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1502-1505)
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    Methodology:Diabetes, Diet, Lifestyle, Non-communicable diseases, Obesity
    Research Materials: School students

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Diabetes Diet Lifestyle Non-communicable diseases Obesity School students

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