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Table 3 Comparison of the health status of female 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 females) National health interview survey 2003 (19-25 years females) pvalue
Perceived health is very good or good 68% 77% 0.079
Can do much/very much for their health 97% 88% 0.005
BMI (mean) 21.17 21.89 0.078
Above the threshold on GHQ 19.83% 12.20% 0.044
Severely lack of social support 12.71% 12.29% 0.907
Nutrition Breakfast every day 48% 61% 0.013
  Daily fruit & vegetable consumption 55% 56% 0.906
Smoking Non-smokers 46% 51% 0.373
  Daily smokers 27% 31% 0.402
Alcohol consumption 75% 44% <0.001
  1. Comparison of some health measures and health behaviour of female public health students and females 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; indicators significantly better in public health students are highlighted in italic.