Background. European colonisation has disrupted Australian Indigenous traditional dietary patterns and hunter-gatherer traditions. Consequently, Indigenous diets are typically characterised by energy-dense, processed foods. Aims. To investigate the predictors of discretionary energy intake (DEI) among Indigenous Australian adolescents. Methods. Data from the 2012 to 13 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (n=264,15-17 years) were analysed. Dietary data were collected using an Automated Multiple-Pass Method. Demographic, anthropometric, and body image characteristics were considered as potential predictors of DEI. Results. In generalised linear models, males from remote locations reported a higher DEI compared to females from remote locations (5.1 vs 3.0MJ; P=.007) and males from non-remote locations (5.1 vs 3.6MJ, P=.007). Adolescents who perceived themselves as overweight had a higher DEI compared to those who perceived themselves as underweight (5.0 vs 3.0MJ, P=.022), or an acceptable weight (5.0 vs 3.6MJ, P=.022). Weight dissatisfaction influenced...
Predictors of discretionary energy intake in Indigenous Australian adolescents.
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Blumfield, M., McConnell, A., Petocz, P., Rouf, A., Duve, E., Teasdale, S., Marshall, S., Fayet-Moore, F.; Predictors of discretionary energy intake in Indigenous Australian adolescents.. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2022; doi:
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