Title

Dietary Health Behaviour and Beliefs among University Students from 26 Low, Middle and High Income Countries

Translated Titles

26個低、中、高收入國家大學生的飲食健康行為與信念

DOI

10.6133/apjcn.2015.24.4.21

Authors

Supa Pengpid;Karl Peltzer

Key Words

飲食行為 ; 健康信念 ; 知識 ; 大學生 ; 多國 ; dietary behaviour ; health beliefs ; knowledge ; university students ; multi-country

PublicationName

Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

24卷4期(2015 / 12 / 01)

Page #

744 - 752

Content Language

英文

Chinese Abstract

本研究目的為評估來自26個低、中、高收入國家大學生,他們的六個健康飲食行為及相關因子的盛行率。本研究室一個橫斷性調查,我們使用一份自填式問卷(大部分參照歐洲健康與行為調查)收集來自26個國家的27所大學,共19503名大學學生(平均年齡為20.8歲,標準差=2.8歲,年齡範圍為16-30歲)的資訊。結果顯示,總共六項的健康飲食行為,整體學生自評健康飲食行為平均為2.8項。更多的女學生較男學生表示有健康飲食行為。男女生的多元線性迴歸,居住在中上或是高收入國家者、為了減重而節食、認為飲食健康益處的重要性高、常參與非組織宗教活動、高體能活動及目前為非吸菸者與健康飲食行為指數有關。本研究發現高盛行不良飲食健康行為。

English Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of six healthy dietary behaviours and associated factors in university students from 26 low, middle and high income countries. In a cross-sectional survey, we used a selfadministered questionnaire (largely based on the European Health and Behaviour Survey) among 19503 undergraduate university students (mean age 20.8, Standard deviation=2.8, age range of 16-30 years) from 27 universities in 26 countries. Results indicated that for a total of six healthy dietary behaviours, overall, students scored a mean of 2.8 healthy dietary behaviours. More female than male students indicated healthy dietary behaviours. In multivariate linear regression among men and women, living in an upper middle income or high income country, dieting to lose weight, the high importance of dietary health benefits, high non-organized religious activity, high physical activity and currently a non-tobacco user were associated with the healthy dietary behaviour index. The study found a high prevalence of relatively poor dietary healthy behaviours.

Topic Category 醫藥衛生 > 預防保健與衛生學