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Correlates of healthy fruit and vegetable diet in students in low, middle and high income countries

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dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-29 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T16:31:45Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T16:31:45Z
dc.date.issued 2016-01-29 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/1656
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of fruits and vegetable consumption and associated factors among university students from 26 low, middle and high income countries. Methods Using anonymous questionnaires, data were collected in a cross-sectional survey from 17,789 undergraduate university students (mean age 20.8, SD = 2.8) from 27 universities in 26 countries across Asia, Africa and the Americas. Overall, 82.8 % of the university students consumed less than the recommended five servings of fruits and/or vegetables. The mean fruit and vegetable consumption varied by country, ranging from B2.5 mean daily servings in Jamaica, Philippines and Barbados to C3.9 mean daily servings in Mauritius, Tunisia and Ivory Coast. In multivariate logistic regression analysis, sociodemographic factors, psychosocial factors, and behavioural factors (inadequate dietary behaviours, binge drinking and physical inactivity) were associated with low prevalence of fruit and vegetable intake. Findings stress the need for intervention programmes aiming at increased consumption of fruit and vegetables considering the identified sociodemographic, psychosocial and behavioural risk factors. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject HEALTH en
dc.subject NUTRITION en
dc.subject UNIVERSITY STUDENTS en
dc.subject EATING BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject VEGETABLES en
dc.subject FRUIT en
dc.subject MENTAL HEALTH en
dc.title Correlates of healthy fruit and vegetable diet in students in low, middle and high income countries en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 60(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2015/16 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle International Journal of Public Health en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Basel, Switzerland en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8971 en
dc.PageNumber 79-90 en
dc.outputnumber 7763 en
dc.bibliographictitle Peltzer, K. & Pengpid, S. (2015) Correlates of healthy fruit and vegetable diet in students in low, middle and high income countries. <i>International Journal of Public Health</i>. 60(1):79-90. en
dc.publicationyear 2015 en
dc.contributor.author1 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author2 Pengpid, S. en


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