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Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) regarding carbonated drinks among students of medical college of western Maharashtra

Anup L Kharde, Jayant D Deshpande, Deepak B Phalke.

Abstract
Background: The consumption of high sugar contained carbonated drinks is more prevalent among youngsters. The excess consumption of carbonated drink has been associated with many adverse health effects.

Aims & Objective: (1) To study Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) regarding consumption of carbonated drinks among medical students. (2) To suggest suitable recommendation for the health promotion.

Material and Methods: A cross sectional descriptive study was conducted to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of students regarding carbonated drinks. The study participants were second year medical student of Medical College situated in a rural area of western Maharashtra. Self-structured pretested questionnaires were given to the 110 students for study purpose.

Results: Out of all students 52 (48%) were reported that they had started to drink carbonated drink at the age less than 10 years. Majority of students consider obesity (28.2%) as side effect associated with consumption of carbonated drink followed by bone decay (11%) and dental caries (9%).

Conclusion: The health education and primordial prevention would be the best way to adopt healthy life style and combat the problems associated with the consumption of carbonated drinks.

Key words: Carbonated drink, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Students, Obesity, Bone decay, Dental caries


 
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Kharde AL, Deshpande JD, Phalke DB. Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) regarding carbonated drinks among students of medical college of western Maharashtra. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(4): 912-915. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2013.250620133


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Kharde AL, Deshpande JD, Phalke DB. Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) regarding carbonated drinks among students of medical college of western Maharashtra. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(4): 912-915. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2013.250620133



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Kharde AL, Deshpande JD, Phalke DB. Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) regarding carbonated drinks among students of medical college of western Maharashtra. Int J Med Sci Public Health. (2013), [cited April 21, 2018]; 2(4): 912-915. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2013.250620133



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Kharde, A. L., Deshpande, J. D. & Phalke, D. B. (2013) Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) regarding carbonated drinks among students of medical college of western Maharashtra. Int J Med Sci Public Health, 2 (4), 912-915. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2013.250620133



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Kharde, Anup L, Jayant D Deshpande, and Deepak B Phalke. 2013. Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) regarding carbonated drinks among students of medical college of western Maharashtra. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 2 (4), 912-915. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2013.250620133



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Kharde, Anup L, Jayant D Deshpande, and Deepak B Phalke. "Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) regarding carbonated drinks among students of medical college of western Maharashtra." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 2 (2013), 912-915. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2013.250620133



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Kharde, Anup L, Jayant D Deshpande, and Deepak B Phalke. "Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) regarding carbonated drinks among students of medical college of western Maharashtra." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 2.4 (2013), 912-915. Print. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2013.250620133



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Kharde, A. L., Deshpande, J. D. & Phalke, D. B. (2013) Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) regarding carbonated drinks among students of medical college of western Maharashtra. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 2 (4), 912-915. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2013.250620133





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