Differences in health determinants between international and domestic students at a German university

Krämer A, Prüfer-Krämer L, Stock C, Tshiananga JT (2004)
Journal of American College Health 53(3): 127-132.

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The authors used a standardized questionnaire to survey 201 international and 193 German students at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. to determine differences in health practices between the 2 groups and to identify targets for health-promotion interventions. Multivariate logistic regression models revealed that long-term female international students (those whose duration of residency in Germany was more than 2 years) had lower levels of physical activity and alcohol Consumption than their German counterparts and higher rates of smoking independently associated with international citizenship. Short-term international female students were less likely than German students to receive social support. Among men, long-term international student status was associated with daily smoking and inconsistent seat belt use, whereas short-term student status was associated with a lower rate of seat belt use, a higher level of perceived stress. and a healthier diet, compared with domestic students. Findings from the Study could give rise to health-promotion activities for international students at German universities: additional studies at other European universities are necessary before making further recommendations.
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Krämer A, Prüfer-Krämer L, Stock C, Tshiananga JT. Differences in health determinants between international and domestic students at a German university. Journal of American College Health. 2004;53(3):127-132.
Krämer, A., Prüfer-Krämer, L., Stock, C., & Tshiananga, J. T. (2004). Differences in health determinants between international and domestic students at a German university. Journal of American College Health, 53(3), 127-132.
Krämer, A., Prüfer-Krämer, L., Stock, C., and Tshiananga, J. T. (2004). Differences in health determinants between international and domestic students at a German university. Journal of American College Health 53, 127-132.
Krämer, A., et al., 2004. Differences in health determinants between international and domestic students at a German university. Journal of American College Health, 53(3), p 127-132.
A. Krämer, et al., “Differences in health determinants between international and domestic students at a German university”, Journal of American College Health, vol. 53, 2004, pp. 127-132.
Krämer, A., Prüfer-Krämer, L., Stock, C., Tshiananga, J.T.: Differences in health determinants between international and domestic students at a German university. Journal of American College Health. 53, 127-132 (2004).
Krämer, Alexander, Prüfer-Krämer, Luise, Stock, Christiane, and Tshiananga, J. T. “Differences in health determinants between international and domestic students at a German university”. Journal of American College Health 53.3 (2004): 127-132.
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