Incidence of Lifestyle Associated Health Risks among Executives in South West Nigeria

Olukunmi ‘Lanre OLAITAN, Oyesegun Olufemi OYERINDE, Olufunmilola Leah DOMINIC, M. S. MOHAMMED, Alayode Michael AJIBUA


Incidence of lifestyle associated health risks among executives were assessed across the 6 states in south west (Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti States) geo-political zone of Nigeria. A multistage sampling technique was adopted to select 605 executives from different occupations between the periods of January 2010 – January 2012. A content-validated questionnaire tested for reliability was employed to gather data which were subjected to both inferential and descriptive statistics to analyse the bio-data, research questions and hypotheses at 0.05 alpha level. Findings revealed that, sedentary, dietary, cigarette smoking, alcohol drinking, drug abuse and extramarital/unprotected sex lifestyles are significant in causing associated health risks among the executives. It was recommended that qualified health educators should be employed by the executives to educate them properly on the lifestyle associated health risks, executives should engage in recreational activities to forestall inactivity and sedentary lifestyle and executives should visit reproductive health specialists to enlighten them on the extramarital/unprotected sex lifestyle diseases

Keywords: Incidence, lifestyle, associated health risks, executives

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