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The Indonesian Journal of Public Health

ISSN 1829-7005

Vol. 1 / No. 2 / Published : 2004-11

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Original Article :

The difference of fiber supplement's consumption between urban and rural teenagers

Author :

  1. Mira Mardiana*1
  2. Sri Sumarmi*2
  1. Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat Universitas Airlangga
  2. Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat Universitas Airlangga

Abstract :

The purpose of this research was to analyze the differences of vegetables and a fruit consumption pattern, nutrients and the fiber supplement intake, and such factors affecting the fiber supplement consumption in rural and urban a rea. A comparative study using a cross sectional design was conducted at SMUN (State Senior High School) I Ngoro Jombang that represent the rural area, and SMUN IV Surabaya that represent the urban area. The sample size was 64 respondents of the rural area, and 75 respondents of the urban area were drawn by the simple random sampling technique. The data collected by using instrument of semi quantitative food frequency questionnaire. The result of this research indicates that the rural teenagers consume vegetables more than the urban teenagers, but the mean of consumption frequency does not indicate any difference. There was no difference of the daily fruit consumption, but the mean the consumption frequency of the urban teenagers was higher than the rural teenagers. There was not any difference of the fiber supplement consumption (p = 0.352) in both areas. There was not any difference of intake, frequency, purpose, benefit and stimulating factor of both areas. The availability of fiber supplement in the urban area more than in the rural area. Based on the result of research, it was suggested to disseminate information about the importance of fiber to our bodies to prevent disease and use the fiber supplement as an alternative of the second choice if it necessary. Fiber should be obtained naturally f rom fruits and vegetables.

Keyword :

fruit and vegetables consumption, fiber supplement, teenagers,

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