F. Adeosun

Department of Sociology, Afe Babalola University, Nigeria


  • Research Article   
    Youths' Perception of Risky Lifestyles and Non-Communicable Diseases in South-West Nigeria
    Author(s): F. Adeosun* and L. Roets

    Background: Youths between the ages of 15 and 24 years are in the phase when lifestyle behavior patterns are established. These lifestyle patterns can continue into adulthood and determine positive or negative health outcomes later in life. Young people who develop risky lifestyles such as uncontrolled alcohol intake, unhealthy dietary patterns, physical inactivity and smoking are predisposed to non-communicable disease (NCDs). The study aimed to describe the perception of youths about the impact of their risky lifestyles on non-communicable diseases. Methods: A quantitative design for easy quantification of data that described the perception of youths about the impact of risky lifestyles on health outcomes was adopted. Numeric data that can be analyzed statistically were collected from 384 youths of both sexes between 15-24 years, using a c.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4303/jdar/236166

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