AWARENESS PERCEPTION AND ATTITUDE OF ADULTS OF EITHER GENDER ABOUT NON ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE
Krutika Sonare*, Riddhi Gaikwad and Srabani B.
It is a cross sectional study. Total number of participants were 104. Among them male 28.85% and female 71.15%. 87.50% residing in urban area, 7.69% semi urban and rural 4.81%. 60.58% of the participants were aware about non alcoholic fatty liver. Among the participants 47.12% were doing daily exercise and 14.42% weekly. 53.85% of the respondents were non vegetarian, 29.81% vegetarian and 16.35% were vegetarian and egg together. 14% of them consume alcohol. The number of smokers were 2.8%. 75.96% of the participants knew about liver cirrhosis. Regarding their knowledge about the risk factors of non alcoholic fatty liver disease 76% answered about obesity, 54.8% about diabetes, 49% hyperlipidemia. Regarding the genetic factor of non alcoholic fatty liver 71.15% of the participants answered no.
Keywords: Awareness, Perception, Cirrhosis of liver, Non alcoholic fatty liver.
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