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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 680-683

Impact of internet on rural lifestyle in Bihar, India


1 Undergraduate Student (3rd Year), Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India
2 Department of Biochemistry, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India

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Dr. Ravi Shekhar
Department of Biochemistry, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_334_20

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Background: The lifestyle is a way of living by a person, group or society. The practice and transmitting the lifestyle occur across generation. The urbanization in rural areas has led to this change. The factors governing the lifestyle are diet, physical activity, use of tobacco and alcohol, and stress. Aims and Objective: This study was aimed to evaluate the lifestyle of rural adults using simple lifestyle indicator questionnaire (SLIQ) and internet use. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire-based study was conducted among the rural adult residents of Patna Dist. The lifestyle questionnaire was used with permission of Godwin et al. Results: A total of 296 participants aged 18–65 years were included in the study. SLIQ score confirmed 36% of rural participants were having healthy lifestyle. Conclusion: People are dependent on internet of things which has affected the lifestyle.


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