Factors Influencing the Use of Weight Loss Products by Students, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand (81232)

Session Information: Comparative Studies on Health
Session Chair: Kholil Kholil

Sunday, 26 May 2024 13:20
Session: Session 3
Room: Room 607
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The purpose of this research was to study factors influencing the use of weight loss products among students at Ubon Ratchathani University. Data were collected from a sample of 147 people using a questionnaire created by the researcher between January 1, 2022, and July 31, 2022. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, which were presented using frequencies, percentages, means, and standard deviations, as well as median, 25th, and 75th percentiles. Inferential statistics were used to analyze the data, employing multiple logistic regression to estimate the adjusted odds ratio with a 95% confidence interval. The significance level was set at 0.05. The results indicated that two factors influenced the use of weight loss products among Ubon Ratchathani University students: body mass index and social support. It was found that students with a BMI less than 24.90 were 49.0 percent less likely to decide to use weight loss products (AOR=0.51, 95% CI=0.18–0.64). Additionally, students with low levels of support were 78 percent less likely to use weight loss products (AOR=0.22, 95% CI=0.07–0.67), as revealed by the research. These findings suggest that efforts to control the use of weight loss products among students at Ubon Ratchathani University should focus on addressing body mass index and social support.

Aree Butsorn, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand
Natanit Ritsri, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand
Siriprapa Srikoson, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand

About the Presenter(s)
Mr. Aree Butson, is a lecturer at the College of Medicine and Public Health, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand.

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