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A Study on Milk Intake Patterns and Dietary Habits among University Students in Chungbuk

충북 지역 일부 대학생의 우유 섭취와 식습관 실태

  • Lee, Kyung-Haeng (Major in Food and Nutrition, Korea National University of Transportation) ;
  • Bak, Hye-Rin (Dept. of Food and Nutrition, Korea National University of Transportation) ;
  • Bae, Yun-Jung (Major in Food and Nutrition, Korea National University of Transportation)
  • 이경행 (한국교통대학교 식품영양학전공) ;
  • 박혜린 (한국교통대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 배윤정 (한국교통대학교 식품영양학전공)
  • Received : 2019.08.20
  • Accepted : 2019.10.10
  • Published : 2019.10.31

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors related to milk consumption in university students. A questionnaire, comprised of general questions and factors related to milk consumption, was administered to 269 male and female university students (134 males, 135 females). The results show that the proportion of males reporting that they drink milk because "for good nutrition" was higher than that of females (p=0.0200). Additionally, males initiated more effort to drink milk than females (p=0.0192). Analysis of the groups classified according to milk consumption shows that the proportion of respondents exercising regularly was significantly high in the milk consumption group (p=0.0199). The proportion of respondents often consuming carbonated drinks as snacks was significantly low in the milk consumption group (p=0.0219). Whereas, the proportion of respondents consuming fruits as their main snack was significantly higher in the milk consumption group than in the non-milk consumption group (p=0.0063). Also, the milk consumption group shows significantly higher awareness of the importance of milk than the non-milk consumption group (p<0.0001). These results can be used as a valid foundation to provide university students with nutritional education relative to milk consumption and its associated benefits in the future.

Keywords

milk consumption;dietary habits;beverages;university students

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국교통대학교

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