Sociodemographic, lifestyle and behavioural factors associated with consumption of sweetened beverages among adults in Cambridgeshire, UK: the Fenland Study
Public Health Nutrition
Cambridge University Press
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Barrett, P., Imamura, F., Brage, S., Griffin, S., Wareham, N., & Forouhi, N. (2017). Sociodemographic, lifestyle and behavioural factors associated with consumption of sweetened beverages among adults in Cambridgeshire, UK: the Fenland Study. Public Health Nutrition, 20 (15), 2766-2777. https://doi.org/10.1017/S136898001700177X
We aimed to identify sociodemographic, lifestyle and behavioural determinants of consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) and artificially sweetened beverages (ASB) among adults in Cambridgeshire, UK. Cross-sectional data were obtained from a cohort of 9991 adults born between 1950 and 1975. An FFQ was used to assess consumption of beverages and other dietary factors. Multivariable logistic regression was used to examine potential determinants of consuming SSB and ASB (≥1 serving/d). Recruitment from general practice surgeries to participate in the ongoing population-based Fenland Study. Adults (n 9991) aged 30–64 years from three areas of Cambridgeshire, UK. Prevalence estimates for daily SSB and ASB consumption were 20·4 % (n 2041) and 8·9 % (n 893), respectively. SSB consumption (OR; 95 % CI) was more common in men than women (1·33; CI 1·17, 1·50) and among those reporting lower income (<£20 000/year) than those reporting higher income (>£40 000/year; 1·31; 1·09, 1·58). In contrast, daily ASB consumption was more common among women than men (1·62; 1·34, 1·96), those on weight-loss diets than those who were not (2·58; 2·05, 3·24) and those reporting higher income than lower income (1·53; 1·16, 2·00). Factors associated with higher consumption of each of SSB and ASB included being a younger adult, being overweight/obese, having shorter education, eating meals or snack foods while watching television, and skipping breakfast (P<0·05 each). Frequent consumers of SSB and ASB differ by several sociodemographic characteristics. However, increased BMI, younger age and unhealthy eating behaviours are common to both groups.
sugar-sweetened beverages, artificially sweetened beverages, carbonated beverages, sociodemographic, lifestyle, feeding behaviour
The Fenland Study was funded by the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust. This work was supported by MRC Epidemiology Unit core funding (grant numbers MC_UU_12015/1 and MC_UU_12015/5). The funders had no role in the design, analysis or writing of this article.
Department of Health (via National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)) (NF-SI-0515-10119)
Wellcome Trust (087636/Z/08/Z)
Department of Health (via National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)) (NF-SI-0512-10135)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S136898001700177X
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