Ethnic variations of sweet preferences in Malaysian children: a pilot study

Jaafar, N. and Razak, I.A. (1990) Ethnic variations of sweet preferences in Malaysian children: a pilot study. Journal of Pedodontics, 14 (3). pp. 147-149. ISSN 0145-5508,


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Diet and sugar eating habits, in particular sweet preference levels, are gradually nurtured over time by culturally accepted dietary norms. The dietary habits of Malaysia's three main ethnic groups are distinctively different from each other and expectedly, many studies have discovered significant ethnic variations in caries experience. In order to guide further research work into the causes of these variations, this pilot study was designed to establish whether ethnic variations exist in sweet preference levels. This study found that although the difference in sweet preference between boys and girls in this sample was not statistically significant, the ethnic variation was statistically significant. The implications of this study and suggestions for further research in this field are discussed.

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Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996): 1 Export Date: 3 July 2012 Abstrat literature review Source: Scopus CODEN: JOPED PubMed ID: 2081132 Language of Original Document: English Chemicals/CAS: Dietary Carbohydrates; Sucrose, 57-50-1
Uncontrolled Keywords: Article child dental caries female food intake human male Diet, Cariogenic Dietary Carbohydrates Ethnic Groups Food Preferences Malaysia Pilot Projects Sucrose
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Community Dentistry
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad Azwan Azman
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2012 01:41
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2012 01:41

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