World Cup's Impact on Mental Health and Lifestyle Behaviors in the General Population: Comparing Results of 2 Serial Population-Based Surveys
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AbstractObjectives. This study compares the prevalence of health-related behaviors and mental health well-being in the Hong Kong general male population before and after the 2006 World Cup finals. Study design. Two anonymous, serial, comparable cross-sectional surveys. Methods. A total of 500 and 530 adult Chinese men, respectively, were interviewed in 2 telephone surveys before and after the finals. Results. Those interviewed after the World Cup were more likely to eat snacks more than 3 d/wk, to be binge drinkers, or to spend more than 2 h/d communicating with family members. They were less likely to have higher General Health Questionnaire or lower Short Form-36 Health Survey Vitality scores (odds ratio [OR] = 0.684 and 0.765), to perceive family-related or work-related stress (OR = 0.327 and 0.345), or to self-report being sick or have visited a doctor (OR = 0.645 and 0.722). All variables between watchers versus nonwatchers of World Cup games were significant or marginally significant. Conclusions. Public health education should be incorporated into global sport events.
All Author(s) ListLau JTF, Tsui HY, Mo PKH, Mak WWS, Griffiths S
Journal nameAsia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Volume Number27
Issue Number2
PagesNP1973 - NP1984
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsalcohol; China; mental health; sport; World Cup
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPublic, Environmental & Occupational Health

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