Profiling healthy eaters. Determining factors that predict healthy eating practices among Dutch adults

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Abstract

Research has identified multiple factors that predict unhealthy eating practices. However what remains poorly understood are factors that promote healthy eating practices. This study aimed to determine a set of factors that represent a profile of healthy eaters. This research applied Antonovsky's salutogenic framework for health development to examine a set of factors that predict healthy eating in a cross-sectional study of Dutch adults. Data were analyzed from participants (n¿=¿703) who completed the study's survey in January 2013. Logistic regression analysis was performed to test the association of survey factors on the outcome variable high dietary score. In the multivariate logistic regression model, five factors contributed significantly (p¿
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-130
JournalAppetite
Volume89
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • coronary-heart-disease
  • life-style choices
  • socioeconomic inequalities
  • physical-activity
  • dietary patterns
  • social support
  • public-health
  • food choice
  • weight-gain
  • us adults

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