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Body Mass Index and the Influence of Caloric Labeling

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dc.contributor.advisor Winborn, Doug en_US
dc.contributor.author Commons, Kandace en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-19T19:05:54Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-19T19:05:54Z
dc.date.issued 2014-11-14 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/4350
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to identify a relationship between BMI (body mass index) and using calorie labels on menu boards. This study is a quantitative study in which the researcher analyzed data from an annual, cross-sectional study known as the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. A total of 475,865 random participants were included. Data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System were initially analyzed with cross tabulations and descriptive statistics. Hypothesis testing was completed by logistic regression with SPSS. This was used to determine a positive relationship between BMI and using calorie labels. Participants who are obese were more likely to use calorie labels to make a decision on food than non-obese participants. With new legislation being enacted, more extensive research is necessary to facilitate public health efforts. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.title Body Mass Index and the Influence of Caloric Labeling en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Bates, Denise en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.umi Behavioral sciences en_US
dc.description.degree M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.department Health & Human Performance en_US


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