Association between Take-Out Food Consumption and Obesity among Chinese University Students: A Cross-Sectional Study
AbstractBackground: The frequency of take-out food consumption has increased rapidly among Chinese college students, which has contributed to high obesity prevalence. However, the relationships between take-out food consumption, body mass index (BMI), and other individual factors influencing eating behavior among college students are still unclear. This study explored the association of take-out food consumption with gender, BMI, physical activity, preference for high-fat and high-sugar (HFHS) food, major category, and degree level among Chinese college students. Methods: Cross-sectional data were collected from 1220 college students in Beijing, China, regarding information about take-out food consumption, physical activity, and preference for HFHS food using a self-reported questionnaire. The logistic linear regression model was used to analyze the association between take-out food consumption and personal and lifestyle characteristics. Results: Out of 1220 college students, 11.6% of college students were overweight or obese. Among the personal and lifestyle characteristics, high frequency of take-out food consumption was significantly associated with a non-medical major, high preference for HFHS food, degree level, and higher BMI, but not physical activity. Conclusion: Among Chinese college students, consumption of take-out food may be affected by major category, preference for HFHS food, degree level, and BMI. This could provide guidance on restrictions of high take-out food consumption, which contributes to high obesity prevalence and high risk for metabolic diseases. View Full-Text
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Jiang, Y.; Wang, J.; Wu, S.; Li, N.; Wang, Y.; Liu, J.; Xu, X.; He, Z.; Cheng, Y.; Zeng, X.; Wang, B.; Zhang, C.; Zhao, M.; Su, Z.; Guo, B.; Yang, W.; Zheng, R. Association between Take-Out Food Consumption and Obesity among Chinese University Students: A Cross-Sectional Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 1071.
Jiang Y, Wang J, Wu S, Li N, Wang Y, Liu J, Xu X, He Z, Cheng Y, Zeng X, Wang B, Zhang C, Zhao M, Su Z, Guo B, Yang W, Zheng R. Association between Take-Out Food Consumption and Obesity among Chinese University Students: A Cross-Sectional Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(6):1071.Chicago/Turabian Style
Jiang, Yuhe; Wang, Junbo; Wu, Shaowei; Li, Nan; Wang, Yiming; Liu, Jiarui; Xu, Xinran; He, Zonghan; Cheng, Yawen; Zeng, Xueqing; Wang, Bingwei; Zhang, Chenyu; Zhao, Miao; Su, Zhijie; Guo, Bingbing; Yang, Wenzhong; Zheng, Ruimao. 2019. "Association between Take-Out Food Consumption and Obesity among Chinese University Students: A Cross-Sectional Study." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 16, no. 6: 1071.
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