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The Comman food beliefs among Kuwaitis

Auther : Aliya Al-Shawi

Data was collected from 399 Kuwaitis using a questionnaire, which studies the common food beliefs among Kuwaitis. The possible relationship between the degree of belief in such food beliefs and age, sex, marital status and educational level was also included in the study.

Sixty-five food beliefs were found to be common among Kuwaitis,Sixty three percent of the beliefs were not scientifically and nutritionally sound, three percent of the beliefs were not scientifically and nutritionally sound, fifteen percent were related to nutritional concepts and twenty-two percent could be applicable to nutrition in some special situations.

Statistical analysis showed a strong significant relationship between the degree of belief in the common food beliefs and age educational level and marital status. Sex was a less significant variable affecting the degree of belief. The study also included suggestions related to food beliefs and nutrition education programs.

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