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Revista odontológica mexicana

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LARA, Yeny; QUIROGA, Claudia; JARAMILLO, Adriana  and  BERMEO, Myriam. Lifestyles in first semester students of a private university, in Cali 2016. Rev. Odont. Mex [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.3, pp.144-149. ISSN 1870-199X.


To identify the lifestyle of first semester students of Dentistry at a private university in 2016.

Material and methods:

Descriptive, cross-sectional, quantitative study with a sample of 58 first semester students from a private university in Cali. The questionnaire "FANTASTIC" consisting of 25 items Likert scale questionnaire which measures various physical, psychological and social domains related to lifestyle was digitally and anonymously filled out. Statistical analysis was performed with univariate and bivariate analysis with the program Stata 13®, seeking association between each item and the fi nal result with the student's sex, using the chi2 test with an alpha of 0.05.


The categories in which a low score were obtained were physical activity, feeding habits, smoking, alcohol consumption, sleep habits and stress. There were significant differences in cigarette smoking, being higher in men.


The lifestyle in most students was excellent and good.

Keywords : Lifestyle; dental students; Fantastic questionnaire.

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