Associations of breakfast skipping with obesity and health-related quality of life: Evidence from a national survey in Taiwan

C. J. Huang, H. T. Hu, Y. C. Fan, Y. M. Liao, P. S. Tsai

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Objective:This study investigated the associations of breakfast skipping with obesity and health-related quality of life (QOL). We also tested the hypothesis that there is a dose-dependent relationship between frequency of breakfast consumption and prevalence of obesity.Subjects and Design:This cross-section study used a national representative sample (n15 340) from the 2005 Taiwan National Health Interview Survey. Breakfast skippers were defined as those who ate breakfast about once a week or less often and those who never ate breakfast. Individuals were classified as obese if their body mass index was 27. Health-related QOL was assessed using the Medical Outcome Studies 36-Item Short-Form (SF-36) Health Survey. Logistic regression was used to examine the odds ratio of obesity and associated 95% confidence intervals (CIs) in breakfast skippers compared with breakfast eaters. Multivariable logistic regression modeling was used to adjust all risk estimates for covariates.Results:The unadjusted odds ratio of obesity in breakfast skippers was 1.23 (95% CI: 1.06, 1.43). The odds of developing obesity for breakfast skippers was 1.34 (95% CI: 1.15, 1.56) controlling for age, sex, marital status, educational level, monthly income, smoking, alcohol, betel nut chewing and exercise habit. The Cochran-Armitage trend test revealed that the prevalence rate of obesity decreased as the frequency of breakfast consumption increased (P>0.005). Breakfast skippers had significantly worse health-related QOL than breakfast eaters (P>0.001). Moreover, breakfast skippers had significantly lower scores in 5 out of 8 domain scores of the SF-36, namely general health perceptions (P>0.001), vitality (P>0.001), social functioning (P>0.036), emotional role (P>0.001) and mental health (P>0.001).Conclusion:The findings from this study add support to the potential role of breakfast eating in obesity prevention.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)720-725
頁數6
期刊International Journal of Obesity
34
發行號4
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 四月 2010

指紋

Breakfast
Taiwan
Obesity
Quality of Life
Confidence Intervals
Surveys and Questionnaires
Health Surveys
Logistic Models
Odds Ratio
Areca
Mastication
Marital Status
Habits
Mental Health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Medicine(all)

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Associations of breakfast skipping with obesity and health-related quality of life : Evidence from a national survey in Taiwan. / Huang, C. J.; Hu, H. T.; Fan, Y. C.; Liao, Y. M.; Tsai, P. S.

於: International Journal of Obesity, 卷 34, 編號 4, 04.2010, p. 720-725.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

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