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GENDER DIFFERENCES IN HEALTH PROBLEMS AMONG KUWAIT UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATES

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Abstract:

This study examined the health status of Kuwait University undergraduates. The Health Problems Checklist (Schinka, 1989) was administered to determine the prevalence and the gender differences in health problems among 945 subjects (343 males and 602 females). The frequency percentage to test the prevalence rates of variables and t-test analysis were performed using SPSS to test the differences between the means of variables. These were high rates of health problems among males in the variables of dermatology, audio/olfactory, general, endocrine/hematological, genitourinary, neurological and gastrointestinal; while high rates for females were in the variables of genitourinary, dermatology, endocrine/hematological, neurological, gastrointestinal, cardio/pulmonary heart/lung and orthopedics/bones. Furthermore, the examination of gender variables showed that males had higher rates in the variables of gastrointestinal and health habits, while females had higher rates in genitourinary, general, endocrine/hematological, and stomach-related health problems.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2006.34.8.965

Publication date: 2006-01-01

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