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Abstract

This study was conducted to examine the health information needs and seeking behavior of students in Nigeria It also focused on the following: health information sources used by the students, sources of health information, how these health information are used, extent to which their health information needs are satisfied, demographic factors that influence health information needs and seeking behaviour of the students and the main barriers students encounter in meeting their health information needs. The findings from the study showed that students have a variety of health information needs and their needs vary among gender. It also found that the specific major health information needed by students were information about exercise, nutrition/diet and preventive health while the least health information needed by the students are mental health and tobacco, alcohol and drug use.

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