DEMOGRAPHICS AND FACTOR ASSOCIATED WITH FOOD SUPPLEMENTS USE AMONG YOGYAKARTA POPULATION


Rusyda Dyah Utari Aditya, Chairun Wiedyaningsih, Susi Ari Kristina

Abstract


Objective: The aim of this study was to explore the prevalence of food supplement use and the association between foods supplement use and sociodemographic factors among Yogyakarta population.

Methods: A cross-sectional online questionnaire was developed and validated. A number of 933 participants completed the survey during September-December 2016. A convenience sampling technique was used. The sociodemographic characteristics and use of dietary supplements were collected. Frequency distributions were used to explore the use of food supplement. The relationship between demographic factors and dietary supplement use was conducted using pearson correlation analysis.

Results: Food supplement daily use was reported by 63% of participants. A mean number of the supplement was 2.3 (SD 2.1). The advertisement was commonly the source of information about food supplement. Age, sex, monthly income, excercise, and smoking status were associated with food supplement use.

Conclusion: Use of food supplements in this population was relatively high reflects that of other countries. Participants were using unreliable source of information of the benefits and risks associated with supplement consumption. Health professionals should account for dietary supplements when assessing medication. Regulating bodies and public health officers need to be aware to ensure safe practices.


Keywords


Food supplement, Vitamin, Use, Yogyakarta

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Title

DEMOGRAPHICS AND FACTOR ASSOCIATED WITH FOOD SUPPLEMENTS USE AMONG YOGYAKARTA POPULATION

Keywords

Food supplement, Vitamin, Use, Yogyakarta

DOI

10.22159/ijpps.2017v9i12.21737

Date

01-12-2017

Additional Links

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Journal

International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vol 9, Issue 12, 2017 Page: 53-56

Online ISSN

0975-1491

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Authors & Affiliations

Rusyda Dyah Utari Aditya
Undergraduate student, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia

Chairun Wiedyaningsih
Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia

Susi Ari Kristina
Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia


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