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Added sugar, macro- and micronutrient intakes and anthropometry of children in a developing world context

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dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-13 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T16:37:53Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T16:37:53Z
dc.date.issued 2016-01-13 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/1686
dc.description.abstract The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between added sugar and dietary diversity, micronutrient intakes and anthropometric status in a nationally representative study of children, 1-8.9 years of age in South Africa. Secondary analysis of a national survey of children (weighted n = 2,200; non weighted n = 2818) was undertaken. Validated 24-hour recalls of children were collected from mothers/caregivers and stratified into quartiles of percentage energy from added sugar (% EAS). A dietary diversity score (DDS) using 9 food groups, a food variety score (FVS) of individual food items, and a mean adequacy ratio (MAR) based on 11 micronutrients were calculated. The prevalence of stunting and overweight/obesity was also determined. Added sugar intake varied from 7.5-10.3%of energy intake for rural and urban areas, respectively. Mean added sugar intake ranged from 1.0% of energy intake in Quartile 1 (1-3 years) (Q1) to 19.3% in Q4 (4-8 years). Main sources of added sugar were white sugar (60.1%), cool drinks (squash type) (10.4%) and carbonated cool drinks (6.0%). Added sugar intake, correlated positively with most micronutrient intakes, DDS, FVS, and MAR. Significant negative partial correlations, adjusted for energy intake, were found between added sugar intake and intakes of protein, fibre, thiamin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin E, calcium (1-3 years), phosphorus, iron (4-8 years), magnesium and zinc. The prevalence of overweight/obesity was higher in children aged 4-8 years in Q4 of %EAS than in other quartiles [mean (95%CI) %prevalence overweight 23.0 (16.2-29.8)% in Q4 compared to 13.0 (8.7-17.3)% in Q1, p = 0.0063]. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Public Library Science en
dc.subject SUGAR INTAKE en
dc.subject CHILDREN en
dc.subject EATING BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject WEIGHT MANAGEMENT en
dc.subject OBESITY en
dc.title Added sugar, macro- and micronutrient intakes and anthropometry of children in a developing world context en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume November en
dc.BudgetYear 2015/16 en
dc.ResearchGroup Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation en
dc.SourceTitle PLoS One en
dc.PlaceOfPublication San Francisco, USA en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8937 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 7713 en
dc.bibliographictitle Maunder, E.M.W., Nel, J.H., Steyn, N.P., Kruger, H.S. & Labadarios, D. (2015) Added sugar, macro- and micronutrient intakes and anthropometry of children in a developing world context. <i>PLoS One</i>. November:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2015 en
dc.contributor.author1 Maunder, E.M.W. en
dc.contributor.author2 Nel, J.H. en
dc.contributor.author3 Steyn, N.P. en
dc.contributor.author4 Kruger, H.S. en
dc.contributor.author5 Labadarios, D. en


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