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ASSESSMENT OF AWARENESS ABOUT CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES RISK FACTORS AMONG FIRST YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS IN GAYA, BIHAR
Dr. Alok Kumar, *Dr. Sweta and Dr. Sunil Kumar
Background: There are several risk factors contributing to cardiovascular diseases, such as age, gender and ethnicity. Positive family history, being overweight is also additional risk factors. Other life style factors that contribute to hypertension and cardiovascular diseases are smoking, stress, physical inactivity, consumption of alcohol, increase salt intake, reduce potassium intake. The objective of the study was to assess the awareness about cardiovascular diseases risk factors among first-year medical students. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out among 136 first-year medical students of Medical College in Gaya, Bihar during the period of six months. A self-administered, pre-tested structured questionnaire was used to obtain information about awareness of cardiovascular diseases risk factors including diet, physical activity, smoking, and alcohol habits from the study subjects. Results: The study subjects were 136 first-year medical students belonging to 18–23 years age group. There was good awareness about high fat food, high sugar intake, smoking and alcohol consumption as cardiovascular diseases risk factors. Conclusions: There is good awareness about cardiovascular diseases risk factors among first-year medical students.[Full Text Article]