Dietary habits and physical activity among a sample of Kuwaiti pregnant women: a sociocultural study
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Kuwait University, Kuwait
Publication date: 2023-04-27
Popul. Med. 2023;5(Supplement):A1155
Pregnancy is an important stage in mother and the fetus life. Several physiological and psychological changes occur for both. One of the most prominent factors that affecst their health is womens food habits , physical activity, and basic information about pregnancy. The current study Aims to measure the pattern of lifestyle behaviors of pregnant women. A sample of 214 Kuwaiti pregnant women were selected. Questionnaire was the major tool of the study. Questionnaire consists five sections: (1) socio-cultural factors ; (2) Information about the main sources of pregnancy and the health condition of the pregnant women; (3) A general healthy lifestyle behaviors; (4) pregnant womens lifestyle; and (5) awareness of basic information of pregnancy. Also, interview with 12 informant women were conducted. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used. T- test and chi-square were the major statistical procedures. Results indicate that there are many respondents have changed their eating habits and lifestyle behavior during pregnancy. There is a high degree of awareness about health issues related to pregnancy were noticed. It is found also that there are some cultural differences between certain social groups in Kuwait.