Estilos de vida saludables de los estudiantes de la Corporación Universitaria Lasallista. Agosto 2004

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Source: DOAJ
Introduction: Heart diseases are a frequent cause of illness and death in our country. There is enough scientific evidence that shows that healthy life styles prevent the appearing of those diseases. Objective: To establish the frequency of exposition to risky factors concerning heart diseases for Corporación Universitaria Lasallista´s students, aiming to acquire information that helps in the development of strategies for avoiding those factors. Materials and methods: A descriptive study was made, using a self-applied survey to get the information. After criticizing the collected data, a data base in the SPSS vr. 11.00 software was created, and this was also used to process the information. In the analysis for hypothetical proofs, these were contrasted with the X2 test when prevalences were compared, and with the t student t´test when the comparison of media rates was made. The statistic significance was assumed when the probability value was les than 0.05. Results: A considerable proportion of the students have inadequate life styles, and this means procrastinated risks for heart disease. Some conducts were particularly worrying, as the total lack of exercise (48%), smoking (36%) and weight increase (overweight 9.5% and obesity 0.5%). The data showed that women have better protective behaviors than men, concerning heart diseases. Conclusion: Corporación Universitaria Lasallista´s students have a considerable measurement of exposition to risky factors concerning heart diseases, through their life styles. Therefore, the adoption of strategies to create healthier life styles among them, is recommended