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Dietary health behaviour and beliefs among university students from 26 low, middle and high income countries

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dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-01 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T16:29:16Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T16:29:16Z
dc.date.issued 2016-02-01 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/1643
dc.description.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 self-administered 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. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HEC Press en
dc.subject EATING BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject UNIVERSITY STUDENTS en
dc.subject HEALTH en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject KNOWLEDGE LEVEL en
dc.title Dietary health behaviour and beliefs among university students from 26 low, middle and high income countries en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 24(4) en
dc.BudgetYear 2015/16 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Victoria, Australia en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8984 en
dc.PageNumber 744-752 en
dc.outputnumber 7776 en
dc.bibliographictitle Pengpid, S. & Peltzer, K. (2015) Dietary health behaviour and beliefs among university students from 26 low, middle and high income countries. <i>Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition</i>. 24(4):744-752. en
dc.publicationyear 2015 en
dc.contributor.author1 Pengpid, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Peltzer, K. en


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