A Comparative Analysis of Salt-Related Dietary Patterns According to the Sodium Intake of College Students in Busan

부산지역 대학생의 나트륨 섭취량에 따른 식생활 비교

  • Lee, Sang Hee (Major in Nutrition Education, Graduate School of Education, Pusan Natiaonal University) ;
  • Ryu, Ho Kyung (Dept. of Food Science and Nutrion, Research Institute of Ecology for the Elderly, Pusan Natiaonal University)
  • 이상희 (부산대학교 교육대학원 영양교육전공) ;
  • 류호경 (부산대학교 식품영양학과, 노인생활연구소)
  • Received : 2015.02.06
  • Accepted : 2015.02.27
  • Published : 2015.02.27


This study compares salt-related dietary patterns according to sodium intake. A survey was conducted with 257 college students(130 male and 127 female students) in the Busan area. Dish Frequency Questionnaire 70(DFQ 70) was used to quantitatively estimate sodium intake. A short dish frequency questionnaire(DFQ 15) was used to screen subjects with high or low- salt intake. The sodium intake of male students based on DFQ 70 was significantly higher than that of female students(p<0.05). Sodium intake has significant negative effects on systolic and diastolic blood pressure(p<0.05). In the high-salt intake(HS) group, classified by DFQ 15, the number of male students was significantly higher than that of female students(p<0.01). The systolic blood pressure of the HS group was significantly higher than that of the low-salt intake(LS) group(p<0.05). Salt-related dietary behavior score and eating habit score for the HS group were significantly higher than those for the LS group(p<0.01). The sodium intake of the HS group based on DFQ 70 was significantly higher than that of the LS group(p<0.01). In these results, college students in Busan area showed high blood pressure and high sodium intake compared to Korean DRIs. The results indicate a need for various education programs to help college students practice a low-sodium diet.


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