Prevalence and Factors Associated with Nutrition Label Use among Selected Filipino Adults

  • Denniese C. Sy
  • Ernani R. Bullecer
Keywords: nutrition label use, prevalence, associated factors

Abstract

Objective. This study has been conducted to determine the prevalence of nutrition label use and the factors
associated with it among adults in selected communities in Los Baños, Laguna.

Methods. This is an analytical cross-sectional study, which conducted face-to-face interview using a developed
questionnaire, among 440 adults in the top four barangays with highest population in Los Baños, Laguna using twostage sampling design. In the first stage, three puroks were randomly selected in each barangay, while households
were selected using systematic sampling in the second stage. An eligible adult in each selected household was
invited to participate in the study.

Results. Study findings revealed that nutrition label use among adults in the selected communities was 87.73%.
Factors found to be associated with nutrition label use were: 1) intention to use nutrition label (OR: 4.37; 95%
CI: 1.77–10.82), 2) enough perceived time-spent on shopping (OR: 2.16; 95% CI: 1.17–4.01), and 3) searching for
specific information (OR: 4.77; 95% CI: 2.55–8.93).

Conclusion. These study findings can be used in promoting and increasing nutrition label use in the country and
serve as basis for improvement of nutrition labeling policies. Moreover, this study can serve as a reference in the
development and strategy-planning of interventions and programs especially in promoting healthy diets.

Published
2020-10-28
Section
Articles

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