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A Study of the Relationship between Sugar-sweetened Beverages and Obesity among High School Students in Taipei
The prevalence of obesity among Taiwanese adolescent is very high and growing. Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), particularly carbonated soft drinks, may be a key contributor to the epidemic of obesity. This is a cross sectional study designed to investigate the intake of SSBs among high school students and to examine the relationship between the associated factors of SSBs and obesity. The study consisted of 746 subjects selected by using cluster sampling from a high school of Taipei city in 2007. Data were collected by a self-administrated questionnaire, with body weight and body height measurements obtained in the school. The major findings were as follows: 1. The prevalence of obesity in the study subjects by body mass index was 14%. The weekly average consumption of SSBs was 3342cc, and 1370 Kcal. 2. The variances of SSBs consumption could be explained by sex, school grades, weekly spending money, outcome expectancy of SSBs, self-efficacy of refusing SSBs (13% in SSBs calories of weekly intake). The most important predictor toward SSBs consumption was self-efficacy of refusing SSBs. 3. The significant prediction of obesity could be explained by sex, school grades and intake SSBs calories. The most important predictor factor of obesity was the school grades. The boy students, junior high school grade and larger SSBs intake calories were tendency to obesity. Results obtained from this study provide further advice that can be given to schools and parents to discourage the vending of SSBs and adequate usage of pocket money in high school students. Futher studies exploring the relationship between SSBs consumption and obesity may be done.
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