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Adolescents' food preferences in china: do household living arrangements matter?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21919641     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Family circumstance has long been considered one important factor that shapes children's eating habits including preferences for particular foods. However, less scholarly efforts have been devoted to understanding children's food preferences in extended family households. Drawn on data from the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) 2006 (n = 662), this exploratory study compares food preferences of adolescents living in extended families with those residing in nuclear families. T-test results show that adolescents living in extended families (n = 202) had unhealthier food preferences compared with those living in nuclear families (n = 460). They showed more liking for fast food, salted snack food, and sugared drinks, and less liking for vegetables and fruits. Regression results present that controlling for other relevant variables, household structure was significantly associated with adolescents' food preferences (p < .01). These results, albeit exploratory, shed light on possible nutritional education and intervention in the cultural context of China.
Authors:
Suo Deng
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social work in health care     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1541-034X     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Work Health Care     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-16     Completed Date:  2012-02-13     Revised Date:  2012-03-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603729     Medline TA:  Soc Work Health Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  625-38     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Center for Social Development, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis , Missouri 63130, USA. sdeng22@wustl.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adolescent Behavior* / psychology
Age Distribution
Child
China
Family / psychology*
Fast Foods / statistics & numerical data
Female
Food Preferences* / psychology
Fruit
Health Surveys
Humans
Longitudinal Studies
Male
Regression Analysis
Socioeconomic Factors
Vegetables
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
DK056350/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS; R01-HD30880/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01-HD38700/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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