Factors associated with a fantastic lifestyle in Brazilian college students - a multilevel analysis

Rafael Aiello Bomfim, Maynara Azevedo Silva Mafra, Iad Muhamad Samih Gharib, Alessandro Diogo De-Carli, Edilson José Zafalon
2017 Revista CEFAC  
Purpose: to analyze possible associations between a Fantastic lifestyle and self-perception of oral health, binge drinking, and socio-demographic variables among public college students. Methods: questionnaires validated for use in Brazil were applied to 672 students in randomly selected courses. It was the first questionnaire to assess a Fantastic lifestyle, the second to measure oral health-related quality of life (OHIP-14), and the third to include socio-demographic information. Multilevel
more » ... near regression was used for the analyses. Results: among the participants, 64.21% were full-time students, 52.82% were females, 50.85% had a family income between 4 and 8 minimum wages, 16.75% were binge drinkers, and 22.22% used to drive after drinking. Socio-demographic variables such as income (p = 0.001), religion (p = 0.02), marital status (p = 0.021), binge drinking (p <0.001), and OHIP-14 (p <0.001) were associated with a Fantastic lifestyle. Conclusions: fantastic lifestyle of the Brazilian college students was associated with income, oral health-related quality of life, marital status, religion, and alcohol consumption (binge drinking).
doi:10.1590/1982-0216201719518716 fatcat:gfxkktts4fhsfpudehghofniie