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. 2020; 11(4): 91-97

Investigating the Lifestyle Related to Cancer Risk Factors among People of Gonbad City in 2019

Nasibeh Zerangian, Namamali Azadi, Mahnaz Solhi, Morteza Mansourian.

Background and Aim: Most cancers can be prevented by modifying lifestyle. This study was conducted to evaluate the lifestyle associated with cancer risk factors in the people of Gonbad city.

Methodology: This study was a cross-sectional type of descriptive-analytical study. A total of 769 people of Gonbad city were selected using stratified sampling with a proportional allocation method among all health centers and bases. Data collection tool included questionnaire consisting of 2 main sections of individual characteristics and cancer risk factors. The data were collected by interviewing and referring to participants’ houses and classified and analyzed through SPSS version 26 software.

Results: The mean of general lifestyle score was 118.19, which is moderate based on the scale provided. There was a significant relationship between lifestyle and the variables of age, marital status, employment status and living place (P< 0.05), but no significant relationship was found between lifestyle and gender, ethnicity, education level, body mass index and family size (P >0.05).

Conclusion: In general, the lifestyle of people in the prevention of cancer is relatively desirable. Thus, it is necessary to conduct educational interventions to improve the lifestyle of the residents of Gonbad city to prevent cancer.

Key words: lifestyle, risk factors, cancer.

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