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Demographic variation in nutrition knowledge in England

Parmenter, K; Waller, J; Wardle, J; (2000) Demographic variation in nutrition knowledge in England. HEALTH EDUC RES , 15 (2) 163 - 174. 10.1093/her/15.2.163. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper describes a nutrition knowledge survey carried out on a cross-section of the adult population of England (n = 1040), looking at knowledge relating to current dietary recommendations, sources of nutrients, healthy food choices and diet-disease links. Serious gaps in knowledge about even the basic recommendations were discovered, and there was much confusion over the relationship between diet and disease. Significant differences in knowledge between socio-demographic groups were found, with men having poorer knowledge than women, and knowledge declining with lower educational level and socio-economic status. Possible reasons for these differences and implications for public education campaigns and socio-economic inequalities in health are discussed.

Type: Article
Title: Demographic variation in nutrition knowledge in England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/her/15.2.163
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1093/her/15.2.163
Additional information: © The Author 2000. Published by Oxford University Press. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: BRITISH ADULTS, LIFE-STYLE, HEALTH, ATTITUDES, BELIEFS, ASSOCIATIONS, FRUIT, FOOD
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1452
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