World Journal of Pharmaceutical
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Dr. Waseem Akram, Dr. Muhammad Noman Qureshi and Dr. Namra Asif*


Background: Gastrointestinal disorders are one of the most common health problems in the community and are influenced by many factors. Objective: To determine the frequency of Gastrointestinal disorders in 1st year and Final year MBBS students of Nishtar Medical University, Multan. Material and Methodology: Cross-sectional observational study of 120 students was done at Nishtar Medical University, Multan with their informed consent. A questionnaire was designed and data collected in 5 days. Data was analyzed by Microsoft Excel Version 2013. Results: A total of 120 student surveyed out of which 117 were valid, 56 of 1st year MBBS and 61 of Final year MBBS, 60 (51.2%) male and 57 (48.8%) females. The percentage of GIT disorders in 1st year MBBS students and in Final year MBBS students was 69.6% (39/56) and 91.8% (56/61) respectively. The prevalence of GIT disorders among students residing in hostel and among Day scholars was 85.5% (65/76) and 73.2% (30/41) respectively. Conclusion: The frequency of GIT disorders was greater in Final year MBBS students as compared to 1st year MBBS Students. Stress, smoking, poor kitchen hygiene, irregular meals, and low vegetable consumption were observed as most significant correlates. Key Words: GIT disorders, MBBS students, hygiene, stress, smoking, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn.

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