Health Information Seeking and Its Associated Factors Among University Students: A Case in a Middle-Income Setting

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This paper aims to describe health information seeking behaviour and identify its associated factors among undergraduate university students in developing countries. An online survey is used to collect data from 138 students. The data is analysed using the multivariate logistic regression analysis method. Results reveal that a substantial number of students have sought health information mostly from the Internet. Health literacy, perceived susceptibility to health problems and alcohol consumption are found to be the significant factors influencing health information seeking behaviour. Results provide an understanding of health information seeking behaviour in developing countries.