THEPREVALENCE OF ENERGY DRINKS AND ADVERSE EFFECT AMONG MALE STUDENTS IN TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING CORPORATION (SAUDI ARABIA) IN AL-MADINAH AL-MUNAWARA REGION IN 2021Journal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.10, No. 03)
Publication Date: 2022-03-15
Authors : Husain Eid Alraddadi;
Page : 1070-1086
Keywords : Energy Drinks Consumption Students Motivation For Use Knowledge Practices;
Background:There are so many adverse effects of consuming energy drinks, because of high amount of caffeine like increasing heart rate and blood pressure. Energy drink sales are rarely regulated by age and no roles in selling it unlike tobacco. Also, the prevalence of energy drinks consumption progressively increases in Saudi Arabia. This study aims to estimate the Prevalence of energy drinks and adverse effect among Male students in Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (Saudi Arabia) in Al-Madinah Al-Munawara Region in 2021. The study also aims to determine the Prevalence of energy drinks and adverse effect among Male students, to assess the association of energy drinks consumption and harmful effects (headache, insomnia and palpitation) among male students, and to find out the reason of Energy Drinks consumption among male students at Taibah university in Al-Madinah Al-Munawara in 2021. Methodology: This is a cross-sectional study conducted at Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (Saudi Arabia) in Al-Madinah Al-Munawara Region in 2021 to see the prevalence and adverse effects of energy drinks among male college students between March 2021 and august 2021.Analyses were conducted using Statistics SPSS 23.0 for windows (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA). Quantitative data were presented as the mean Â± SD & (range), and qualitative data were expressed as absolute frequencies (number) & relative frequencies (percentage). Results:Out of the invited 377 students, only 373 students filled and returned the questionnaire with a response rate of 99%. Fifty-nine-point two percent (59.2%) aged between 20- 25 years old, 31.9% were less than 20 years old and 5.6% were 26- 30 years old. 36.5% were specialized in network system management. More than two -third of the studied student(71%) drink one to three energy drink packs per week, while the other one-third is distributed between other categories(11.6% drink 4- 6 packs, 6% 7- 9 packs 3.6% 10- 12 packs, 1.5% 13- 15 packs and 3% more than 15 packs per week). Favourite type of energy drink was reported as 71.9% Code red, 21.3% Red bull, 21% Bison, and 11.7% power horse. Reasons for consuming energy drinks was because of its delicious taste in 80.5%, feeling of activism in 29.9%, to reduce fatigue and compensate for lost energy in 14.7%, to drive better in 9.6%, because of effect of advertising and commercials in 2.4%, and to imitate friends in 3.9%. Conclusion:Energy drink consumption is high among male students in Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (Saudi Arabia) in Al-Madinah Al-Munawara, Saudi Arabia. The rate of consumption is significantly associated with academic year.
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