Assessing the factors creating unhealthy life style and high risk behaviour

Maira Aslam, Babak Mahmood, Muhammad Asim, Malik Muhammad Sohail

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The present study was aimed to explain the factors playing threatening role in creating the unhealthy life style and high risk Behaviour and to check the Behaviour of people towards health and illness Behaviour. The nature of the study was quantitative. A sample of 140 respondents was selected, from the district Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan. Questionnaire was used as tool of data collection which contained questions Statistical package for social scientist (SPSS) was used to analyse. The result of the study showed that factors like gender, socioeconomic status, occupationand income effects health behaviour of the people. Majority agreed that lower class underutilized health services and upper class has high higher life expectancy while poor are poorer to stress due to financial costs. They also use rarely preventive care. In this study majority were agreed that rigid socialization of child can cause criminal Behaviour. Majority answered that unsanitary living conditions of the people can lead to unhealthy lifestyle. Majority were agreed that sickness is a social state created by the human perception and the sick person has the obligation to seek medical care and get well soon in case of any disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-160
Number of pages7
JournalMediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
Issue number2S1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Criminal thoughts
  • Doctor-patient interaction
  • Physician
  • Unhealthy behaviour


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