This study examined the cholesterol knowledge of inner-city community residents, who are representative of individuals in lower socioeconomic groups. « Cholesterol Pursuit, » a 10-item cholesterol knowledge test distributed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, was administered to 316 residents in eight local grocery stores.
The average percentage of correct answers was 65.8%. Community residents in a large, urban city were fairly knowledgeable about blood cholesterol reduction, but there were misconceptions concerning the importance of eggs, fish oil, and olive oil, and with foods marked « no cholesterol. » White community residents appeared to be slightly better informed about reducing blood cholesterol.
Identification of misperceptions concerning cholesterol will guide future education programs for these specific communities.
Mots-clés Pascal : Réduction, Cholestérol, Sang, Exploration clinique, Connaissance, Régime alimentaire, Statut socioéconomique, Faible, Milieu urbain, Acide gras saturé, Etude statistique, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Reduction, Cholesterol, Blood, Clinical investigation, Knowledge, Diet, Socioeconomic status, Low, Urban environment, Saturated fatty acid, Statistical study, Human, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0478950
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 01/03/1996.