2009 Student Research Conference:
22nd Annual Student Research Conference

Personal Health and Health Knowledge as a Factor in Multivariable Backgrounds of Young Adults
Amanda M. Gray
Dr. Amber Johnson, Faculty Mentor

A relationship exists between health knowledge and health habits with an individual's physical health. This study looked at the prevalence of misinformation and level of effort that exists in the 18-23 year-old range involving personal perception of health and calculated health of an individual. Individuals' demographic backgrounds were analyzed in order to find differences in perception and performance of healthy habits in order to help create a series of statistics so as to extrapolate the likelihood of a population's knowledge and level of preparedness with basic information, so that national, state and local health agencies will be able to better spend resources on the populations which are most likely to be at risk due to lower fitness and subpar health habits by creating programs for children in at-risk populations that teach proper health knowledge and behaviors, so that people are better able to make informed health choices.

Keywords: Survey, Health, Knowledge, Habbits, Actions, Statistics, Resources , Behavior

Topic(s):Sociology/Anthropology

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 3-6
Location: PML
Time: 4:15

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