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Attitudinal and demographic correlates of food supplementation practices.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4008840     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Attitudinal and demographic correlates to food supplement use were ascertained for 689 adults residing in seven Western states. Of the 689, 372 (54%) were food supplement users and 317 (46%) were non-users. The only attitudinal variable significantly (p less than .001) related to the practice of food supplementation was the belief that vitamin C could cure and prevent a cold. More users than non-users agreed with the statement that "vitamin C can both prevent and cure a cold." Demographic variables found to be significantly (p less than .05) related to food supplement use included education, marital status, home type, employment status, and population of town/city in which the respondent resided. Food supplement users tended to be living together without marriage, never married, or divorced and living in town houses or "other" types of dwellings. More users than non-users resided in communities with populations of 2,500 or in communities with populations of 10,000 to 49,999.
M Read; H G Schutz; R Bendel; V Bhalla; I Harrill; M E Mitchell; E T Sheehan; B R Standal
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dietetic Association     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0002-8223     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Diet Assoc     Publication Date:  1985 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-08-02     Completed Date:  1985-08-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503061     Medline TA:  J Am Diet Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  855-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ascorbic Acid / therapeutic use
Attitude to Health*
Food, Fortified*
Pilot Projects
United States
Reg. No./Substance:
50-81-7/Ascorbic Acid

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