:: Volume 22, Issue 3 (7-2014) ::
sjimu 2014, 22(3): 1-9 Back to browse issues page
The lifestyle of married women referring to health centers in West of Ahvaz
A Rafiee, K Dostifar, E Tavasoli, F Alipour, H Hosaini, T Darabi, A Ashrafi hafez 1, N Sham khadam, S Hosaini
1- , Ashrafihafez@gmail.com
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Introduction: Given the importance of he-althy lifestyle related factors such as nutrition, physical activity, smoking, sleep-ing, leisure, individual health and repr-oducetive behavior, the aim of this study was to determine the lifestyle of married women, aged 15-45 years old, referring to health centers in west of Ahvaz city. Materials & Methods: In this descriptive-analytical study, statistical population incl-udeed 384 married women, aged 15- 49 ye-ars old, referring to health centers in the west of Ahvaz city. Sampling was conduc-ted by stratified method. The tool for colle-cting information was a researcher designed multi-section questionnaire, which was co-mpleted by aid of trained interviewers along with interviewing. Data were analyz-ed by SPSS software and chi- square test at sign-ificant level of P< 0.05. Findings: The finding showed that the me-an age of subjects under study was 30.6 ± 7 years. There was a significant association between lifestyle and other parameters such as ethnic (p< 0.001), marital status (p< 0.004), occupation (p< 0.002) and income (p< 0.001). The subjects had an average lifestyle in terms of sleep quality (29.2%), spend leisure time (49.7%), nutrition (54.7%) and individual health status (48.2%). in overall, 50.3% of women had an average lifestyle. The most common method of contraception was condom (34.8%). Discussion & Conclusions: Considering that most of the women in this study had an average lifestyle, this emphasizes the imp-ortance of health education to familiarize most women with appropriate lifestyle and right behavioral habits acting as a protective factor.
Keywords: Lifestyle, married women, nut-riation, smoking, reproductive behavior, ph-ysiccal activity, individual health
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: public health
Received: 2014/07/2 | Accepted: 2014/07/2 | Published: 2014/07/2


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