Sugar-sweetened Beverage Knowledge and Consumption in College Students
Objective: We examined the association between sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) knowledge and SSB consumption among college students. Methods: Cross-sectional data were obtained using a self-administered questionnaire from 350 college students. Multivariate logistic regression analysis assessed the association between SSB knowledge and SSB consumption. Results: Forty-one percent of the participants reported consuming ≥1cup SSBs a day. Non-Hispanic black and Hispanic students reported higher SSB consumption compared to non-Hispanic white students. Overweight status was found to modify the effect of SSB knowledge on SSB consumption. Less SSB knowledge was associated with higher SSB consumption (OR=3.56; CI 1.57-8.06) only among overweight students. There was no association in non-overweight students. Conclusions: Increasing SSB knowledge may reduce SSB consumption in overweight college students.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Family, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing, NY, USA
Publication date: January 1, 2017
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