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International Journal of Home Science

2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 1, PART F

Factors associated with soft drink consumption among adolescents in the age group of 16-18

Author(s): Somichon KSV, Dr. Sheila John and T Sivapriya
Abstract:
Objectives: Adolescence has been staged an important period of changes, both physiological and psychological. During this time, altering lifestyle and dietary behaviours affects nutritional status. The association between lifestyle, consumption of soft drinks and health related risk factors has been a matter of concern these days. The present study was carried out to study the various factors affecting soft drink consumption and alcoholic drinks among adolescents. 
Methods: Consumption pattern of soft drinks, health status and mental health were studied among five hundred adolescents using appropriate tools. 
Results: Results indicated that majority of the adolescents 71.6 Percent had the habit of consuming soft drinks. About 22% agreed that soft drinks provides a sort of fun. Statistical inferences confirmed that there was no significant difference between mental health outcome, overall health status and soft drink consumption among selected adolescents. 
Conclusion: It is essential that adolescents should be provided reliable nutrition information regarding sugary drinks consumptions and it adverse effects
Pages: 336-340  |  315 Views  28 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Somichon KSV, Dr. Sheila John, T Sivapriya . Factors associated with soft drink consumption among adolescents in the age group of 16-18. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(1):336-340.
International Journal of Home Science