Frequency of supplement and multi-vitamins uses rate among Ardabil medical students, Iran
Keywords:Ardabil, Multi vitamin, Supplement pills, Student
Background: Today, the tendency to use supplements such as multivitamins and minerals in different communities and especially among young people and students has been increased. The aim of this study was to investigate the consumption rate of supplements and multi-vitamin pills among Ardabil medical college students.
Methods: Methods: This descriptive-analytical study has been done on 100 students which selected randomly from Ardabil medical university. Data Collected by a questionnaire and analyzed by statistical methods in SPSS.16.
Results: 47% of students were male and the mean age of them were 20.8±1.6. 90% of all students were single and 62% have moderate economic level. 47% of students used the supplement and multi-vitamin pills in recent year which 42.6% of them pointed to “lack of vitamin” as the main reason for their use. 38.3% of students which used supplement pills pointed that their own physician have main role in their supplements usage.
Conclusions: Results showed that the prevalence of using supplement and multi-vitamin pills among medical students were in moderate level which need for doing more research and educational interventions in future for decreasing rate of supplement usage among them.