Alleviation: An International Journal of Nutrition, Gender & Social Development, ISSN 2348-9340 Volume 1, Number 1 (2014), pp. 1 - 8
© Arya PG College, Panipat & Business Press India Publication, Delhi

A Comparative Study on Awareness of Risk Factors Leading to Cardiovascular Heart Diseases among College Going Girls in Haryana

Dr. Santosh Tikoo, Ms Meenu, Ms.Sonam
Head,Project Fellow,Lecturer
Department of Home Science
Arya P.G. College, Panipat (Haryana), India


Life style diseases result due to our way of living. Cardiovascular heart diseases are the major life style diseases leading to morbidity and mortality. Awareness of risk factors leading to heart diseases is essential. So the present study was undertaken to study the awareness of girl students about cardiovascular heart diseases. The study was conducted in Arya PG College. Total sample size was 60 students (30 from undergraduate and 30 from postgraduate classes). Data were collected through questionnaire. The results showed that mean age of students was 19.78 years. Majority of the college going students (65%) belonged to urban areas. Maximum percentage of the sample respondents (73.3%) were from commerce stream with cent per cent of the sample from post graduate classes. Majority of the students had awareness about the risk factors involved in cardiovascular diseases and nutritional strategies to be followed to prevent these diseases. Level of awareness was more among urban and post graduate students. The study suggested that awareness education about risk factors leading to cardiovascular diseases is more needed among rural and undergraduate students in the college.

Keywords: Awareness, Cardiovascular Heart Diseases, College Going Girl.

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