publication . Article . 2016

effects of ethnicity and gender on youth health

Komalsingh Rambaree; Igor Knez;
Open Access
  • Published: 20 May 2016 Journal: Cogent Social Sciences, volume 2 (eissn: 2331-1886, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
This study investigated the effects of ethnicity and gender on the health of young people (14–25 years old) living in Mauritius. Combinations of female and male by four ethnic groups—“Creole”, “Hindu”, “Muslim” and “Mixed”—were used for multivariate analysis of variances. “Mixed” ethnic group consumed most tobacco, alcohol and drugs compared to other ethnic groups. They were also the ones that mostly skipped breakfast and lunch and were found to eat most fast food. Moreover, “Mixed” ethnic group had heard most about HIV/AIDS programmes, but were least satisfied with such programmes and with public hospitals and health services. Females were shown to perceive mor...
Subjects
free text keywords: Ethnic group, Reproductive health, business.industry, business, Sociology, Health services, Hinduism, Gerontology, Mental health, Multivariate analysis, health, gender, ethnicity, lifestyles, consumption, Social Sciences, H
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