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Br J Nutr. 1994 Jan;71(1):111-22.

Dietary patterns among adolescents in the west of Scotland.

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MRC Medical Sociology Unit, Glasgow.

Abstract

Dietary data from 15-year-old adolescents participating in the West of Scotland Twenty-07 study were examined in order to describe current eating patterns and food habits. Comparison of the data with a 'healthy eating' index showed that less than one-third of the sample were eating a diet similar to that promoted by local health education campaigns. Multivariate analysis showed that adolescents from non-manual and wealthier families, non-smokers, and females were more likely to be classified as 'healthy eaters'. Comparison of the data with that collected from a 35-year-old cohort in the same study showed that significantly fewer 15-year-olds were likely to consume diets associated with long-term health.

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8312235
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