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IJHSR. 2016; 6(2): 30-36

Prevalence and Determinants of Gastro-Intestinal Disorder among Hostel Resident of a Medical College of Central India.

Anjana Niranjan, Paharam Adhikari, Ambrish Mishra, Manoj Kumar Saxena, Sanjeev Kumar, Manish Kumar.

Introduction: Gastro-intestinal disorder are more common among all hostel residents, it may due to unhygienic mess condition or taking food mostly from outside. it can be modifiable factor, at present time most of student live hostel life in his/her life time period for study, then it became a matter of concern to know the prevalence and etiology of it and try to modify it.
Material and Methods: A cross –sectional study was conducted in UG, PG Girls and Boys hostels of S.S.M.C. Rewa M.P. A random sampling method was used to obtain study population. The total sample size was 296, Data were collected in a pre-structured questionnaire and analyzed with the help of Instat Graph pad and appropriate statistical tests were applied.
Result: The overall prevalence of GIT Disorder was found to be 63.17% among hostel residents, The prevalence was more common69.10% in Boys Hostels and less common 54.23% in girls hostel and it will increase as the duration of stay in Hostel were increased, and it was more common in Non-Vegetarian (70.53%).
Conclusion: High prevalence of GI disorders was related to living condition and dietary pattern so if we can improve the hygiene in hostel and regulate their dietary pattern than the prevention of various GIT problems can be done.

Key words: GIT disorder, Dietary factor, Non-vegetarian.

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