https://publichealth.medresearch.in/index.php/ijphr/issue/feed Public Health Review: International Journal of Public Health Research 2022-07-21T15:48:44+00:00 Mr Daulat Ram support@medresearch.in Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: left;"><em><strong>ISSN: <a href="https://portal.issn.org/resource/ISSN/2349-4166" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2349-4166 (Online)</a>, <a href="https://portal.issn.org/resource/ISSN/2349-4158" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2349-4158 (Print)</a></strong></em></p> https://publichealth.medresearch.in/index.php/ijphr/article/view/179 Health behaviors changes during COVID-19: a study of Australian immigrants 2022-07-21T15:48:44+00:00 Mehwish Nisar m.nisar@uq.net.au Tracy Kolbe-Alexander tracy.Kolbe-Alexander@usq.edu.au Asaduzzaman Khan a.khan2@uq.edu.au <p>This study aimed to investigate changes in health behaviors during COVID-19 in South Asian Australian immigrants. An online survey was administered between November 2020 and March 2021 (n=304) to quantify changes in habitual levels of physical inactivity, tobacco and alcohol consumption, internet and board games use for recreation. Most immigrants (40.7%) reported an increase in alcohol consumption and tobacco use (38.5%). The increase in watching television (66.8%) and internet use for recreation (73.9%) were also noticeable. Physical inactivity increased in 41.1% of the participants and decreased in 32.4%. Participants from the high-income group were significantly associated with an increase in physical inactivity, alcohol consumption, and playing video games (p&lt;0.005).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2022-07-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Author (s). Published by Siddharth Health Research and Social Welfare Society