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Gender, socioeconomic status and family status as determinants of food behaviour.

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Source
Soc Sci Med. 1998 Jun;46(12):1519-29
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-1998
Author
E. Roos
E. Lahelma
M. Virtanen
R. Prättälä
P. Pietinen
Author Affiliation
Department of Nutrition, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland.
Source
Soc Sci Med. 1998 Jun;46(12):1519-29
Date
Jun-1998
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Chi-Square Distribution
Confidence Intervals
Cross-Sectional Studies
Databases, Factual - statistics & numerical data
Diet - statistics & numerical data
Family Characteristics
Female
Finland - epidemiology
Food Habits
Health Behavior
Humans
Likelihood Functions
Logistic Models
Male
Middle Aged
Nutrition Surveys
Nutritional Requirements
Odds Ratio
Sex Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract
This study examines social structural and family status factors as determinants of food behaviour. The data were derived from the FINMONICA Risk Factor Survey, collected in Finland in spring 1992. A multidimensional framework of the determinants of food behaviour was used, including social structural position, family status and gender. The associations between the determinants of food behaviour were estimated by multivariate logistic regression models, adjusted for age and regional differences. Food behaviour was measured by an index including six food items which were chosen based on Finnish dietary guidelines. In general, women's food behaviour was more in accordance with the dietary guidelines than that of men. The pattern of association between educational level and food behaviour was similar for both genders, but slightly stronger for men than women. Employment status was associated only with women's food behaviour, but the tendency was the same for men. Marital status was associated with men's as well as women's food behaviour. The food behaviour of married men and women was more in line with the dietary guidelines than the food behaviour of those who had been previously married. Parental status, however, was only associated with women's food behaviour, that is, the food behaviour of women with young children was more closely in line with the dietary guidelines than that of the rest of the women.
PubMed ID
9672392 View in PubMed
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