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Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Adolescent Parents on Free Sugar and Influencing Factors about Recognition

Department of Nutrition Science and Food Hygiene, Xiangya School of Public Health, Central South University, 110 Xiangya Road, Changsha 410078, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(11), 4003; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17114003
Received: 10 May 2020 / Revised: 1 June 2020 / Accepted: 2 June 2020 / Published: 4 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion)
Physiological problems caused by excessive intake of free sugar have been concerning important public health issues, especially the impact on adolescents. The World Health Organization (WHO) strongly recommends controlling daily sugar intake in order to reduce the stress caused by high sugar uptake. Finding out the factors that affect adolescents’ sugar intake will help further interventions to control the intake of sugar. Therefore, we conducted a cross-sectional study among 10 middle schools in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province. Two classes of the first and second grades were randomly selected from each school, and their parents in these classes participated in the survey. Questionnaires were used to access the status of adolescent parents’ knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) towards free sugar. Out of 1136 valid participants, 70.4% of respondents were female with the mean (Standard Deviation) age of 41.76 (±5.27) years. They had a good attitude but relatively poor knowledge and behavior towards free sugar. Binary logistic regression analysis found that parents whose gender is female, with a high education level and a girl as their child, hold a high level of free sugar recognition. These findings could help free sugar control interventions for adolescents in the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: free sugar; knowledge; attitude; practice; factors free sugar; knowledge; attitude; practice; factors
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Tang, Q.; Lin, Q.; Yang, Q.; Sun, M.; Liu, H.; Yang, L. Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Adolescent Parents on Free Sugar and Influencing Factors about Recognition. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 4003.

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