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Food Poisoning Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice of Students in Majmaah University

Saeed S. Banawas.

Abstract
Background and Objectives: Food-borne illnesses commonly referred to as food poisoning are a rising public health issue affecting the population across the globe. The objective of this study is to determine the knowledge, attitude and practice of students in Majmaah University regarding the food poisoning.

Methods: A stratified random sample of 244 students (both male and female) participated in this cross-sectional study. Data regarding demographic characteristics, knowledge, attitude and practice regarding food poisoning were obtained using pre-tested, semi-structured and close-ended questionnaire.


Results: A total of 66% students lacked the knowledge that the raw white cheese processed from raw milk has a high risk of food poisoning. Approximately 88% of the participants had a negative attitude and belief that there is no risk of disease from eating unwashed vegetables and herbs picked up directly from the plant. With regard to practice, 93% of the students did not wash their hands with soap and water before eating meal.

Conclusion: This study showed the lacuna in knowledge, attitude and practice regarding food poisoning among the students of Majmaah University. Appropriate health promotion measures are advised to improve the knowledge, attitude and practice related healthy and hygienic food habits to reduce the risk of food-borne illness.

Key words: Knowledge, Attitude; Practice, Food poisoning, Food borne disease, Food poisoning.


 
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