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Preferences and perceptions of personal vegetable consumption: a study among young men in the Norwegian National Guard.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17852479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A survey was developed to assess the intake, main sources and preferences related to vegetables among 578 male recruits (response rate 78%), in addition to perceptions of personal vegetable consumption. The recruits' average vegetable intake (including potatoes) was 244 g/day. Six per cent of the recruits consumed the recommended 450 g/day or more of vegetables. However, 33% of all recruits stated that they consume enough vegetables. The most important sources of vegetables were potatoes and hot composite dishes for lunch and dinner. High (> or = 282 g/day) and low (< or = 182 g/day) consumers had distinctly different patterns of vegetable consumption. The hot dishes were a more important source among low than high vegetable consumers (P < 0.01). Several recruits reported liking raw (76%) and cooked (58%) vegetables, and preferences were positively related to the vegetable intake (P < 0.02) and (P < 0.001). The results suggest some optimistic bias among the recruits regarding their personal vegetable consumption.
Solveig Uglem; Wenche Frølich; Tonje Holte Stea; Margareta Wandel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of food sciences and nutrition     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0963-7486     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Food Sci Nutr     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-12     Completed Date:  2008-12-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9432922     Medline TA:  Int J Food Sci Nutr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  279-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nutrition, Institute for Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, Blindern, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health*
Choice Behavior
Diet Surveys
Food Habits*
Military Personnel / psychology*
Self Efficacy*

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