Association of nutrition concerns and socioeconomic status with exercise habits
The purpose of this study was to examine the association between socio-economic characteristics and individual health behaviour patterns. Specifically, we looked at how individual demographics (i.e. age, gender, race, marital status, geographic location of households), socio-economic status (i.e. education, income, children in the households) and respondents’ nutrition concern were related to the major health behaviour (i.e. exercise). Telephone interviews were conducted to collect the data from 2880 US households. A Poisson regression model was estimated to analyse the factors influencing physical exercise habits of adults. Results showed that the key socio-economic variables influencing the exercise habit of US population were household income, education and family composition. The direct association of nutrition concern with exercise habits implied that health and nutrition programmes should emphasize good eating habit as well as healthy lifestyle.
Agribusiness, Education, and Communication
Exercise, Nutrition, Socio-economic
Rimal, Arbindra. "Association of nutrition concerns and socioeconomic status with exercise habits." International Journal of Consumer Studies 26, no. 4 (2002): 322-327.
International Journal of Consumer Studies