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Dietary intake and nutrition-related knowledge in a sample of Lebanese adolescents of contrasting socioeconomic status

Show simple item record Nabhani-Zeidan M. Naja F. Nasreddine L.
dc.contributor.editor 2011 2017-10-18T13:24:29Z 2017-10-18T13:24:29Z 2011
dc.identifier.issn 3795721
dc.description.abstract Background: Socioeconomic status (SES) is postulated to be a major predictor of dietary intake and nutritionrelated knowledge in adults. To date, very few studies have addressed this effect among adolescents. Objective: To explore differences in nutrient intake and nutrition-related knowledge among adolescents of contrasting SES in Lebanon. Methods: In a cross-sectional survey, 209 males and females, aged 17 to 19 years, were recruited from a private university with high tuition and a free public university in Beirut. The participants completed a multicomponent, self-administered questionnaire that inquired about demographic characteristics and nutrition- related knowledge. Three nonconsecutive 24-hour dietary recalls were obtained through interviews. Energyadjusted means of dietary intake and age-adjusted nutrition-related knowledge were compared between groups using a general linear model. Results: Adolescents in the high-SES group consumed more vegetables, meats, and fats and oils (p .05). Energy and nutrient intake analysis showed that adolescents in the high-SES group consumed significantly higher amounts of calories, protein, fat, vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron (p .001) and significantly lower amounts of carbohydrates (p .05). Nutritional knowledge, although high among all participants, was higher in the high-SES group (p .05). Conclusions: Although both groups showed good nutrition-related knowledge, SES significantly affected dietary intake in a sample of Lebanese adolescents. This warrants consideration of other factors, such as cost and environment, that may modulate eating behavior among adolescents from different socioeconomic strata. © 2011, The United Nations University.
dc.format.extent Pages: (75-83)
dc.language English
dc.publisher BOSTON
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Food and Nutrition Bulletin; Publication Year: 2011; Volume: 32; no. 2; Pages: (75-83);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Dietary intake and nutrition-related knowledge in a sample of Lebanese adolescents of contrasting socioeconomic status
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Nabhani-Zeidan, M., Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Naja, F., Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Nasreddine, L., Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Nasreddine, L.; Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107-2020, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences; Department: Nutrition and Food Sciences;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Nutrition and Food Sciences
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Nabhani-Zeidan, M
dc.contributor.authorInitials Naja, F
dc.contributor.authorInitials Nasreddine, L
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Nasreddine, L (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Fac Agr and Food Sci, Dept Nutr and Food Sci, POB 11-0236, Beirut 11072020, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.pubmedID 22164969
dc.identifier.scopusID 79960176473
dc.publisher.address 150 HARRISON AVE, BOSTON, MA 02111 USA
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Food Nutr. Bull.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 2
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Food and Nutrition Bulletin
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Food Nutr. Bull.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 32
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dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Adolescents
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword interventions
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword knowledge
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword lebanon
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword nutrient intake
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword socioeconomic status
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword university
dc.subject.otherIndex Adolescence
dc.subject.otherIndex adult
dc.subject.otherIndex carbohydrate
dc.subject.otherIndex demography
dc.subject.otherIndex dietary shift
dc.subject.otherIndex food intake
dc.subject.otherIndex iron
dc.subject.otherIndex knowledge
dc.subject.otherIndex linearity
dc.subject.otherIndex numerical model
dc.subject.otherIndex nutrition
dc.subject.otherIndex participatory approach
dc.subject.otherIndex population density
dc.subject.otherIndex protein
dc.subject.otherIndex questionnaire survey
dc.subject.otherIndex socioeconomic status
dc.subject.otherIndex survey
dc.subject.otherIndex vitamin
dc.subject.otherIndex adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex adult
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex attitude to health
dc.subject.otherIndex caloric intake
dc.subject.otherIndex child behavior
dc.subject.otherIndex comparative study
dc.subject.otherIndex cross-sectional study
dc.subject.otherIndex developing country
dc.subject.otherIndex diet
dc.subject.otherIndex economics
dc.subject.otherIndex education
dc.subject.otherIndex ethnology
dc.subject.otherIndex feeding behavior
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex male
dc.subject.otherIndex nutrition
dc.subject.otherIndex nutritional science
dc.subject.otherIndex nutritional status
dc.subject.otherIndex patient education
dc.subject.otherIndex socioeconomics
dc.subject.otherIndex university
dc.subject.otherIndex adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex adolescent behavior
dc.subject.otherIndex adult
dc.subject.otherIndex cross-sectional studies
dc.subject.otherIndex developing countries
dc.subject.otherIndex diet
dc.subject.otherIndex energy intake
dc.subject.otherIndex feeding behavior
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex health knowledge, attitudes, practice
dc.subject.otherIndex humans
dc.subject.otherIndex lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex male
dc.subject.otherIndex nutrition surveys
dc.subject.otherIndex nutritional sciences
dc.subject.otherIndex nutritional status
dc.subject.otherIndex patient education as topic
dc.subject.otherIndex socioeconomic factors
dc.subject.otherIndex universities
dc.subject.otherIndex young adult
dc.subject.otherIndex beirut
dc.subject.otherIndex beyrouth
dc.subject.otherIndex lebanon
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Physical-activity
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus energy-intake
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus food-consumption
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus health behaviors
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus fat consumption
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus students
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus patterns
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus habits
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus childhood
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus education
dc.subject.otherWOS Food Science and Technology
dc.subject.otherWOS Nutrition and Dietetics

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