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dc.contributor.authorWit Wichaiditen_US
dc.contributor.authorRassamee Sangthongen_US
dc.contributor.authorVirasakdi Chongsuvivatwongen_US
dc.contributor.authorEdward McNeilen_US
dc.contributor.authorSuwat Chariyalertsaken_US
dc.contributor.authorPattapong Kessomboonen_US
dc.contributor.authorSurasak Taneepanichskulen_US
dc.contributor.authorPanwadee Putwatanaen_US
dc.contributor.authorWichai Aekplakornen_US
dc.description.abstractThis study aims to compare the health-related behaviours and risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) between Muslims and non-Muslims in Thailand, a predominantly Buddhist country in which Muslims are the second largest religious group. Data from the fourth Thai National Health Examination Survey (NHES IV) conducted in 2009 were used to run multivariate survey logistic regression models with adjustment for age, gender and socio-economic status indicators. Data from 20,450 respondents, of whom 807 (3.9%) were Muslims, were included in the study. Muslims were significantly more likely to have daily consumption of deep-fried food (adjusted odds ratio [OR] = 1.35; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.15-1.58) and packaged snacks (adjusted OR = 1.55; 95% CI = 1.30-1.86), and have inadequate control of hypercholesterolemia (adjusted OR = 2.95; 95% CI = 1.30-6.68). In conclusion, we found disparity in the majority of risk factors for NCDs between Muslim and non-Muslim Thais. © 2014 © 2014 Taylor & Francis.en_US
dc.titleReligious affiliation and disparities in risk of non-communicable diseases and health behaviours: Findings from the fourth Thai National Health Examination Surveyen_US
article.title.sourcetitleGlobal Public Healthen_US
article.volume9en_US of Songkla Universityen_US Mai Universityen_US Kaen Universityen_US Universityen_US Universityen_US
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