Impact of sociodemographic and economic factors on sodium intake in the U.S.A.

Rodolfo M. Nayga, Jr

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Abstract

The effect of sodium intake on human health has received increased attention in recent years. This paper evaluates the impact of various sociodemographic and economic factors on sodium intake of a sample of Americans. Results indicate that urbanization. region, race, weight and height of an individual, gender, diet status, household size, age and income significantly affect sodium intake. Knowledge of the influence of sociodemographic and economic factors on sodium intake is necessary especially in the design and practical implementation of nutrition education and outreach programmes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-314
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Consumer Studies & Home Economics
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Sodium
Economics
Urbanization
Diet
Education
Weights and Measures
Economic factors
Health
Income
Nutrition education
Household size
Outreach
Human health

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  • Applied Psychology
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Marketing

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Impact of sociodemographic and economic factors on sodium intake in the U.S.A. / Nayga, Jr, Rodolfo M.

In: Journal of Consumer Studies & Home Economics, Vol. 18, No. 4, 1994, p. 305-314.

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