Correlates of dietary intake in youth with diabetes: results from the SEARCH for diabetes in youth study.

Journal Article

To explore demographic, socioeconomic, diabetes-related, and behavioral correlates of dietary intake of dairy, fruit, vegetables, sweetened soda, fiber, calcium, and saturated fat in youth with diabetes.Cross-sectional study of youth 10-22 years old with type 1 (T1DM, n = 2,176) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM, n = 365). Association of dietary intake, demographics, socioeconomic status, behavioral, and diabetes-related measures was explored with quantile regression.T1DM males had lower consumption of vegetables, fruit, and fiber, and higher consumption of soda and saturated fat than females (P < .01). African Americans had lower dairy and higher soda intake than non-Hispanic T1DM whites (P < .01). Soda consumption was higher in older T2DM youth than in younger participants (P < .01). Lifestyle and physical activity patterns were also significantly associated with dietary intake.Identified demographic and behavioral correlates may help dietitians to focus on groups of youth with diabetes who have lower adherence to a healthful diet. Diet counseling groups may be tailored according to these major determinants.

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Cited Authors

  • Bortsov, A; Liese, AD; Bell, RA; Dabelea, D; D'Agostino, RB; Hamman, RF; Klingensmith, GJ; Lawrence, JM; Maahs, DM; McKeown, R; Marcovina, SM; Thomas, J; Mayer-Davis, EJ

Published Date

  • March 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 123 - 129

PubMed ID

  • 21276755

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-2620

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1499-4046

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jneb.2009.12.007


  • eng