Table 4

Relationship Between BMI≥85thpercentile or BMI≥25 in Adolescents and Nutrition Awareness and Label Reading Behaviors
Variable Odds Ratio (OR) 95% Adjusted2 OR 95%CI
Nutrition Awareness 3(n=1160) Confidence Interval (CI)1
Heard of Dietary Guidelines 1.04 (0.81-1.34) 1.06 (0.81-1.40)
Heard of Food Pyramid 0.72 (0.40-1.27) 0.72 (0.37-1.40)
Heard of 5-a-day Health Program 0.83 (0.66-1.04) 0.82 (0.66-1.02)
Nutrition Label Reading Behaviors4 (n=1160)
Use Nutrition Facts Panel 0.80 (0.45-1.40) 0.82 (0.66-1.02)
Use Ingredient List on Food Label 1.30 (0.83-2.04) 1.40 (0.90-2.19)
Use Serving Size on Food Label 1.03 (0.50-2.15) 1.06 (0.50-2.22)
Use Health Claims on Food Package 0.93 (0.58-1.47) 1.02 (0.66-1.57)
Specific Nutrition Facts Reading Behaviors (n=742)
Check Calories on Food Label 1.48 (0.95-2.31) 1.61 (1.03-2.51)
Check Calories from Fat on Food Label 1.23 (0.76-1.99) 1.36 (0.81-2.27)
Check Total Fat on Food Labels 1.00 (0.57-1.77) 1.09 (0.61-1.97)
Check Trans Fat on Food Labels 0.97 (0.58-1.62) 1.03 (0.59-1.79)
Check Saturated Fat on Food Labels 1.10 (0.62-1.95) 1.18 (0.66-2.14)
Check Cholesterol on Food Labels 1.89 (1.02-3.50) * 1.76 (0.95-3.24)
Check Sodium on Food Labels 1.57 (0.85-2.92) 1.59 (0.86-2.94)
Check Carbohydrates on Food Labels 1.26 (0.74-2.14) 1.32 (0.80-2.16)
Check Fiber on Food Labels 1.00 (0.57-1.76) 1.04 (0.61-1.78)
Check Sugars on Food Labels 1.26 (0.81-1.95) 1.29 (0.82-2.04)

1Unadjusted logistic regression models.

2Multivariate logistic regression models. Odds ratios are adjusted for age, race/ethnicity, foreign born versus US born and poverty status.

3Participant answered yes.

4Participant answered always or most of the time *P<0.05.

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Wojcicki and Heyman BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:55   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-55

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