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Suboptimal Health Status of High School Students in Guangzhou, Shanxi, and Tibet, China: A Cross-Sectional Study

Version 1 : Received: 19 September 2020 / Approved: 20 September 2020 / Online: 20 September 2020 (14:50:30 CEST)

How to cite: Mahara, G.; Liang, J.; Zhang, Z.; Ge, Q.; Zhang, J. Suboptimal Health Status of High School Students in Guangzhou, Shanxi, and Tibet, China: A Cross-Sectional Study. Preprints 2020, 2020090479 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0479.v1). Mahara, G.; Liang, J.; Zhang, Z.; Ge, Q.; Zhang, J. Suboptimal Health Status of High School Students in Guangzhou, Shanxi, and Tibet, China: A Cross-Sectional Study. Preprints 2020, 2020090479 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0479.v1).

Abstract

Suboptimal health status (SHS) is a state between health and disease, has several associated factors, although, its underlying mechanism is still unclear. This study aimed to investigate the status of SHS and its associated factors of high school students in three areas of China (Shanxi, Guangzhou, and Tibet). A multidimensional sub-health questionnaire of adolescent (MSQA) is used to evaluate SHS. Among 1461 respondents, females proportion 56.47% was higher than males 43.53% where SHS was higher in Shanxi followed by Tibet and then Guangzhou. The rural area, grade, lack of sleep, home visit in a week, lack of exercise, a heavy burden of study, smoking, drinking, and fewer friends were the risk factors of SHS, while, families living status, seeking help and extroversion were the protective factors. SHS is significantly associated with different influencing factors. For comprehensive prevention and control measures, reduce the risk factors and enhance the protective factors.

Subject Areas

suboptimal health status; associated factors; high school students; Shanxi; Guangzhou; Tibet; China

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