Data

Year of publication

2020

Type

Qualitative

Design

Cross-sectional

Classification

Other

Country studied

Ethiopia

Data

Primary

Data Collected

Other (photographs)

Study setting

School

Age group of participant

Childrens/14-19

Participant sex

Mixed

Target population

General

Sample size

n=26 (participants)

Assessing factors influencing adolescents’ dietary behaviours in urban Ethiopia using participatory photography

Goal

Assess factors influencing dietary behaviours of adolescents in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Results

Findings from the current study indicate that food safety concerns appear to be the major influencing factors for adolescents’ dietary choices. Unhealthy and unsafe foods appear to be widely available and/or affordable in adolescents’ neighbourhoods and almost half of the photographs taken by adolescents depicted poor hygiene conditions related to food vendors. Participants considered foods available in their environments as generally unsafe, calling for more packaged food.

Authors

Trübswasser U, Baye K, Holdsworth M, Loeffen M, Feskens EJM, Talsma EF.

Journal

Public Health Nutrition

DOI