PREVALENCE OF CARBONATED SOFT DRINK CONSUMPTION AND ASSOCIATED FACTORS AMONG MALAYSIAN ADOLESCENTS: A NATIONWIDE CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY 2017

  • Ruhaya Salleh Institute for Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Health, Setia Alam, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Rashidah Ambak Institute for Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Health, Setia Alam, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • S. Maria Awaluddin Institute for Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Health, Setia Alam, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Mohamad Hasnan Ahmad Institute for Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Health, Setia Alam, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Noor Safiza Mohamad Noor Allied Health Science Division, Ministry of Health, Bangunan Utama Chancery Place, Jalan Diplomatik 2, Presint Diplomatik, Presint 15, 62650 Putrajaya, Malaysia.
  • Syafinaz Mohd Sallehuddin Institute for Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Health, Setia Alam, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Norlida Zulkafly Nutrition Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia, Level 1, Block E3, Complex E, Federal Government Administrative Office, 62590 Putrajaya, Malaysia.
Keywords: Carbonated soft drink, Adolescent, Malaysia, Prevalence, Risk factors, Adolescent Survey 2017

Abstract

Carbonated soft drinks (CSD) consumption is one of the contributing factors to weight gain, dental caries and non-communicable diseases among adolescents. This study aims to determine CSD consumption among Malaysian adolescents and their associated factors. The Adolescent Health Survey 2017, was a nationally representative survey sampled school-going adolescents aged 13 to 17 years. Findings reported that 36.9% of adolescents reported CSD consumption at least once daily in the past 30 days, and the prevalence was higher than a similar study conducted in 2012. Boys, schools in rural areas, lower secondary schoolers, not physically active, consuming fast food, having food insecurity, and truancy problem reported significantly higher odds of consuming CSD compared to their counterparts. By ethnicity, Bumiputera Sarawak adolescents showed the highest odds of consuming CSD and followed by Bumiputera Sabah. Thus, interventions to limit CSD consumption among Malaysian adolescents should consider the factors highlighted in this study.

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Published
2020-12-31
How to Cite
Salleh, R., Ambak, R., Awaluddin, S. M., Ahmad, M. H., Mohamad Noor, N. S., Mohd Sallehuddin, S., & Zulkafly, N. (2020). PREVALENCE OF CARBONATED SOFT DRINK CONSUMPTION AND ASSOCIATED FACTORS AMONG MALAYSIAN ADOLESCENTS: A NATIONWIDE CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY 2017. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 20(3), 156-162. https://doi.org/10.37268/mjphm/vol.20/no.3/art.468