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Work hours and perceived time barriers to healthful eating among young adults.
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PMID:  23026037     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To describe time-related beliefs and behaviors regarding healthful eating, indicators of dietary intake, and their associations with the number of weekly hours of paid work among young adults.
METHODS: Population-based study in a diverse cohort (N=2287).
RESULTS: Working > 40 hours per week was associated with time-related barriers to healthful eating most persistently among young adult men. Associations were found among females working both part-time and > 40 hours per week with both time-related barriers and dietary intake.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings indicate that intervention strategies, ideally those addressing time burden, are needed to promote healthful eating among young, working adults.
Kamisha Hamilton Escoto; Melissa Nelson Laska; Nicole Larson; Dianne Neumark-Sztainer; Peter J Hannan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  2013-03-08     Revised Date:  2013-11-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  786-96     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Health Disparities Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diet Surveys
Feeding Behavior*
Health Surveys
Time Factors
Young Adult
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