Trapp, G and Hurworth, M and Christian, H and Bromberg, M and Howard, J and McStay, C and Ambrosini, G and Martin, K and Harray, A and Cross, D and Oddy, W and Hammond, D, Prevalence and pattern of energy drink intake among Australian adolescents, Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics pp. 1-5. ISSN 0952-3871 (2020) [Refereed Article]
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Methods: In 2018, all students in grades 7-12 attending 25 randomly selected Western Australian schools were invited to complete an online self-report survey about EDs.
Results: Of the 3688 respondents, 51.2% reported consuming an ED. Of these 'ever consumers', 23.4% drank them monthly, 19.2% weekly and 2% every day. The average age of first intake was 10.7 years. One-fifth (19.7%) of 'ever consumers' reported consuming more than two EDs in 1 day. Reasons for ED use included taste, to boost energy levels, sport performance and studying.
Conclusions: The findings add to limited international evidence about adolescent ED use and provide valuable information to help ensure interventions to reduce intake address the underlying reasons and contexts of ED consumption.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||Australia, adolescents, children, correlates, energy drinks, prevalence|
|Research Division:||Biomedical and Clinical Sciences|
|Research Group:||Nutrition and dietetics|
|Research Field:||Nutrigenomics and personalised nutrition|
|Objective Group:||Public health (excl. specific population health)|
|UTAS Author:||Oddy, W (Professor Wendy Oddy)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||2|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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