Public Health Review: International Journal of Public Health Research https://publichealth.medresearch.in/index.php/ijphr <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> Siddharth Health Research and Social Welfare Society en-US Public Health Review: International Journal of Public Health Research 2349-4158 Health behaviors changes during COVID-19: a study of Australian immigrants https://publichealth.medresearch.in/index.php/ijphr/article/view/179 <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> Mehwish Nisar Tracy Kolbe-Alexander Asaduzzaman Khan Copyright (c) 2022 Author (s). Published by Siddharth Health Research and Social Welfare Society https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-12 2022-07-12 9 3 7 11