Knowledge and Protective Health Behaviors Concerning Risk Factors for Coronary Heart Disease among Baghdad University Students

Authors

  • Aqeel H. Jasim1 , Haider M. Majeed 2 , Tahseen R. Mohammed1

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1576

Keywords:

Knowledge, Health behavior, Students, Risk Factors, Coronary Heart Disease

Abstract

Background: Coronary heart disease, a gradual buildup of fatty deposits in thecoronary arteries, occurs as

a result of several risk factors with 75% attributable tolifestyle choices.

Objectives: to evaluate knowledge and behaviour of Baghdad University students concerning coronary heart

disease and to identify the relationship between demographic characteristic data with student’s knowledge

and healthbehavior.

Methodology: A cross-sectional design study utilizing a stratified random sampling method. Students of

all colleges of Baghdad University (BU) in Baghdad City were included. The respondents were randomly

selected from each college. The sample size was 200. Knowledge, health behaviour questionnaire was

developed and distributed to the respondents involved. The data collected was analyzed using SPSS version

20.0.

Results: The majority of the study were female who accounted for (54%) of the total participants while

male constituted (46%). Most of the study participants (35%) were ages between 20 and 21 years old.

Study participants’ distribution in equal forms on colleges twenty-five percent for each college. (28.5%) of

the students were first class.The majority of students (76.5%) were single and the remainder was married.

Majority (79%) lived in urban areas while the rest (21%) lived in rural areas.

Conclusions: findings of study shows that, undergraduate students have poor knowledge regarding risk

factors for coronary heart diseases, as well as results demonstrate overall students have good behaviour

toward preventive measurement about risk factors of CHD.

Author Biography

Aqeel H. Jasim1 , Haider M. Majeed 2 , Tahseen R. Mohammed1

1 Instructor, PhD., 2Assistant Instructor, Fundamentals of Nursing Department, College of Nursing-University of

Baghdad

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Aqeel H. Jasim1 , Haider M. Majeed 2 , Tahseen R. Mohammed1. (2020). Knowledge and Protective Health Behaviors Concerning Risk Factors for Coronary Heart Disease among Baghdad University Students. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 1277-1283. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1576