Healthy Lifestyles and Non-communicable Diseases (NCD) among Urban Residents. Case Study: Sri Pahang Public Housing, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

Authors

  • Oliver Ling Hoon Leh Environmental and Social Health Research Group, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 42300 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Nur Hidayah Shaharom Environmental and Social Health Research Group, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 42300 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Marlyana Azyyati Marzukhi Environmental and Social Health Research Group, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 42300 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Jamalunlaili Abdullah Environmental and Social Health Research Group, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 42300 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2566

Abstract

Unhealthy lifestyle, especially the physical inactivity, can contribute to the increase in risk for non-communicable diseases (NCD). A study was carried out at Sri Pahang Public Housing area, Kuala Lumpur. The study aimed to investigate the healthy lifestyle and the relationship with the NCD. A questionnaire survey had been carried out to collect the data. From the statistical analysis, it is found that most of the respondents were less healthy regarding their lifestyle. Half of them did not carry out their exercise regularly. The physical inactive among respondents were significantly correlated to their health condition (NCD).

Keywords: Body mass index (BMI); exercise; physical activity; smoking

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bsby e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2566

Published

2020-12-28

How to Cite

Hoon Leh, O. L. ., Shaharom, N. H. ., Marzukhi, M. A. ., & Abdullah, J. . (2020). Healthy Lifestyles and Non-communicable Diseases (NCD) among Urban Residents. Case Study: Sri Pahang Public Housing, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(SI3), 255-260. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2566

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