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Hungry to learn: the prevalence and effects of food insecurity on health behaviors and outcomes over time among a diverse sample of university freshmen

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, January 2018
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Title
Hungry to learn: the prevalence and effects of food insecurity on health behaviors and outcomes over time among a diverse sample of university freshmen
Published in
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12966-018-0647-7
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Meg Bruening, Irene van Woerden, Michael Todd, Melissa N. Laska

Abstract

To examine longitudinal associations between food insecurity (FI) and health behaviors/outcomes among a diverse sample of university freshmen. Freshman students (n = 1138; 65% female; 49% non-white) participating in the Social impact of Physical Activity and nutRition in College study completed surveys on health behaviors and had height/weight measured up to 4 times (T1-T4) in Arizona during 2015-2016. Structural equation models were estimated to determine if, after adjusting for covariates, FI predicted concurrent behaviors/outcomes and subsequent behaviors/outcomes. Analyses reported here were conducted in 2017. The prevalence of FI was significantly higher at the end of each semester (35% and 36%, respectively) than at the start of the year (28%). Longitudinally, FI was not related to any health behaviors/outcomes at future time points. However, FI was significantly and inversely associated with concurrent breakfast consumption on most days of the week (OR = 0.67, 99% CI = 0.46, 0.99), daily evening meal consumption (OR = 0.55, 99% CI = 0.36, 0.86) healthy eating habits on campus (OR = 0.68, 99% CI = 0.46, 1.00), healthy physical activity habits on campus (OR = 0.66, 99% CI = 0.44, 1.00), and positively related to the likelihood of experiencing stress (OR = 1.69, 99% CI = 1.16, 2.46) and depressed mood (OR = 1.98, 99% CI = 1.34, 2.91). Compared with US prevalence rates, the sample FI prevalence was high. FI was related to poorer eating patterns, physical activity behaviors, and mental health, even after adjusting for prior levels of behavior.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 218 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 43 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 12%
Student > Bachelor 26 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 20 9%
Researcher 12 6%
Other 41 19%
Unknown 49 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 44 20%
Social Sciences 37 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 23 11%
Psychology 13 6%
Sports and Recreations 6 3%
Other 26 12%
Unknown 69 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 February 2018.
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#1,584,332
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Outputs from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#706
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#59,377
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Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#7
of 13 outputs
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