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Awareness, Attitude, and Practices about Some Lifestyle Factors that are Potentially Carcinogenic Among the Saudi Adult Population

Faisal H. AlAnazi*, Huda H. A. Elrahman, Atheer A. Aljthalin, Raghad A. Alturki, Norah A. Alomran, Sarah A. Alsulaiman, Jawza A. Almutairi.

Abstract
Cancer is a slowly progressive disease resulting from modifiable and non-modifiable factors. There are three crucial modifiable lifestyle risk factors: passive smoking, ultraviolet radiation, and processed meat classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as group A carcinogens. Aim of study was to assess awareness, practice, and attitude regarding passive smoking, ultraviolet radiation, and processed meat of Saudi adult individuals in Al-Majma’ah city, Saudi Arabia. This is a descriptive cross-sectional community-based study in Al-Majma'ah city. A sample of 502 Saudi adult individuals was randomly selected from public places as well by using an online questionnaire. Data was entered and analysed using SPSS version 25. Awareness and practice levels regarding the three potential carcinogens were graded as excellent, good, and poor. The Awareness section's respondents' scores were (57.37%, 33.47%, and 9.16%) respectively, while in the practice section (38%, 51%, and 11%). The highest positive attitude percentage was for passive smoking (n= 365, 72.7%). In Conclusion, Generally, participants had an acceptable level of awareness, practice, and attitude. However, there are some areas in which the respondents’ level was relatively low, where most of the participants had inadequate awareness and practice regarding ultraviolet radiation hazards. Moreover, approximately half of the respondents showed a negative attitude towards processed meat consumption.

Key words: carcinogens, passive smoking, processed meat, ultraviolet radiation.


 
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AlAnazi FH, Elrahman HHA, Aljthalin AA, Alturki RA, Alomran NA, Alsulaiman SA, Almutairi JA. Awareness, Attitude, and Practices about Some Lifestyle Factors that are Potentially Carcinogenic Among the Saudi Adult Population. J Complement Med Res. 2022; 13(4): 103-110. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2022.13.04.21


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AlAnazi FH, Elrahman HHA, Aljthalin AA, Alturki RA, Alomran NA, Alsulaiman SA, Almutairi JA. Awareness, Attitude, and Practices about Some Lifestyle Factors that are Potentially Carcinogenic Among the Saudi Adult Population. https://www.jocmr.com/?mno=112531 [Access: November 03, 2022]. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2022.13.04.21


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AlAnazi FH, Elrahman HHA, Aljthalin AA, Alturki RA, Alomran NA, Alsulaiman SA, Almutairi JA. Awareness, Attitude, and Practices about Some Lifestyle Factors that are Potentially Carcinogenic Among the Saudi Adult Population. J Complement Med Res. 2022; 13(4): 103-110. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2022.13.04.21



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AlAnazi FH, Elrahman HHA, Aljthalin AA, Alturki RA, Alomran NA, Alsulaiman SA, Almutairi JA. Awareness, Attitude, and Practices about Some Lifestyle Factors that are Potentially Carcinogenic Among the Saudi Adult Population. J Complement Med Res. (2022), [cited November 03, 2022]; 13(4): 103-110. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2022.13.04.21



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AlAnazi, F. H., Elrahman, . H. H. A., Aljthalin, . A. A., Alturki, . R. A., Alomran, . N. A., Alsulaiman, S. A. & Almutairi, . J. A. (2022) Awareness, Attitude, and Practices about Some Lifestyle Factors that are Potentially Carcinogenic Among the Saudi Adult Population. J Complement Med Res, 13 (4), 103-110. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2022.13.04.21



Turabian Style

AlAnazi, Faisal H., Huda H. A. Elrahman, Atheer A. Aljthalin, Raghad A. Alturki, Norah A. Alomran, Sarah A. Alsulaiman, and Jawza A. Almutairi. 2022. Awareness, Attitude, and Practices about Some Lifestyle Factors that are Potentially Carcinogenic Among the Saudi Adult Population. Journal of Complementary Medicine Research, 13 (4), 103-110. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2022.13.04.21



Chicago Style

AlAnazi, Faisal H., Huda H. A. Elrahman, Atheer A. Aljthalin, Raghad A. Alturki, Norah A. Alomran, Sarah A. Alsulaiman, and Jawza A. Almutairi. "Awareness, Attitude, and Practices about Some Lifestyle Factors that are Potentially Carcinogenic Among the Saudi Adult Population." Journal of Complementary Medicine Research 13 (2022), 103-110. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2022.13.04.21



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

AlAnazi, Faisal H., Huda H. A. Elrahman, Atheer A. Aljthalin, Raghad A. Alturki, Norah A. Alomran, Sarah A. Alsulaiman, and Jawza A. Almutairi. "Awareness, Attitude, and Practices about Some Lifestyle Factors that are Potentially Carcinogenic Among the Saudi Adult Population." Journal of Complementary Medicine Research 13.4 (2022), 103-110. Print. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2022.13.04.21



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

AlAnazi, F. H., Elrahman, . H. H. A., Aljthalin, . A. A., Alturki, . R. A., Alomran, . N. A., Alsulaiman, S. A. & Almutairi, . J. A. (2022) Awareness, Attitude, and Practices about Some Lifestyle Factors that are Potentially Carcinogenic Among the Saudi Adult Population. Journal of Complementary Medicine Research, 13 (4), 103-110. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2022.13.04.21