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Table 2 Comparison of the health status of male public health students and their peers

From: Mental health and behaviour of students of public health and their correlation with social support: a cross-sectional study

   Public health students (19-25 years males) National health interview survey 2003 (19-25 years males) pvalue
Perceived health is very good or good 75% 83% 0.341
Can do much/very much for their health 96% 90% 0.376
BMI (mean) 24.04 23.89 0.841
Above the threshold on GHQ 12.5% 8.34% 0.484
Severe lack of social support 37.5% 9.87% <0.001
Nutrition Breakfast every day 50% 66% 0.119
  Daily fruit & vegetable consumption 54% 41% 0.198
Smoking Non-smokers 54.5% 41% 0.202
  Daily smokers 32% 46% 0.188
Alcohol consumption 75% 71% 0.698
  1. Comparison of some health measures and health behaviour of male public health students and males of the same age group (19-25 years) of the Hungarian National Health Interview Survey 2003. Indicators significantly worse in public health students are highlighted in bold.