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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2015, Article ID 616719, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/616719
Research Article

Attitudes and Health Behavior of Lawyers in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Department of Management Studies, Anna University Regional Centre Coimbatore, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641 046, India

Received 8 April 2015; Accepted 28 June 2015

Academic Editor: Joav Merrick

Copyright © 2015 G. Barani and Pavithra Sabapathy. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The aim of the study is to evaluate the differences in the behavior and attitudes of male and female lawyers regarding their lifestyles and health habits. Lawyers were randomly chosen. Data was obtained through a structured questionnaire distributed among the lawyers of Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu. Lawyers are found to have unfavorable health practices related to use of tobacco and alcohol, exercise, diet, sleeping habits, and stress. This resulted in obesity, depression, and blood pressure. Many lawyers reported use of alcohol regularly, even as often as every day, and nearly half of them smoked. Many of the lawyers had poor feeding habit of skipping meals and eating snacks as breakfast. Most lawyers considered stressful situations to be unavoidable. Thus identifying individual lawyers with poor health behaviors and providing medical help are essential.