Per Kallestrup

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

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Modifiable Risk Factors for Major Non-communicable Diseases Among Medical Students in Nepal. / Mishra, Shiva Raj; Neupane, Dinesh; Shakya, Aditya; Adhikari, Samaj; Kallestrup, Per.

In: Journal of Community Health, Vol. 40, No. 5, 10.2015, p. 863-868.

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Mishra, SR, Neupane, D, Shakya, A, Adhikari, S & Kallestrup, P 2015, 'Modifiable Risk Factors for Major Non-communicable Diseases Among Medical Students in Nepal', Journal of Community Health, vol. 40, no. 5, pp. 863-868. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10900-015-0012-6

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Mishra, S. R., Neupane, D., Shakya, A., Adhikari, S., & Kallestrup, P. (2015). Modifiable Risk Factors for Major Non-communicable Diseases Among Medical Students in Nepal. Journal of Community Health, 40(5), 863-868. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10900-015-0012-6

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Mishra SR, Neupane D, Shakya A, Adhikari S, Kallestrup P. Modifiable Risk Factors for Major Non-communicable Diseases Among Medical Students in Nepal. Journal of Community Health. 2015 Oct;40(5):863-868. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10900-015-0012-6

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Mishra, Shiva Raj ; Neupane, Dinesh ; Shakya, Aditya ; Adhikari, Samaj ; Kallestrup, Per. / Modifiable Risk Factors for Major Non-communicable Diseases Among Medical Students in Nepal. In: Journal of Community Health. 2015 ; Vol. 40, No. 5. pp. 863-868.

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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 vegetables. A total of 30.9 {\%} (n = 59) of the medical students were involved in low level of physical activity and 42.9 {\%} (n = 82) were involved in moderate level of physical activity. This study showed a high prevalence of risk factors of major NCDs among medical students and interventions are needed to change the unhealthy behaviour of medical students being role models in society.",
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