HEALTH STATUS AND LIFESTYLE RELATED RISK FACTORS AMONG MIGRANT WORKERS IN SHAH ALAM, MALAYSIA
Keywords:Migrant Workers , Non-Communicable disease , Obesity, Health
Introduction: In Malaysia, it’s about 4-5 million of the migrant’s workers that involve in occupation that seriously give and effect to their health, which is in construction, manufacturing, agriculture, services, and domestic work. Thus, study is conducted to identify the non- communicable disease (NCDs) risk factor among the migrant workers in migrant workers in Shah Alam of both genders. Methods: A cross- sectional study was conducted among 50 migrant workers in Shah Alam using convenience sampling method. Both questionnaires and measurement were used in data collection. The questionnaire included sociodemographic data, behavioral and lifestyle data and medical history. Results: A total of 32% of migrant workers either oversight or obese. 56% of them are involve in vigorous activity. most of them are not a smoker person which is about 86%. 20(40%) of them have history of hypertension only 6(12%) of them have diabetes Conclusion: The main findings of our study that, 32% of the migrant workers either overweight or obese. More health promotion and regular screening are required especially, for people with high risk or having hypertension and diabetes history.
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