acta satech Journal of the Life & Physical Sciences Babcock

Factors Associated with Soft Drink Consumption Habit among Selected 400 Level Students of Babcock University
J. A. Adeyeye, E. O. Njoku, E. A. Adekanye
Babcock University; University of Lagos
December 2014

The study was carried out at Babcock University campus to identify the factors responsible for noticeable symptoms associated with the habit of large consumption of carbonated soft drinks among teenagers and adolescent school age students. Collection of data was through structured questionnaire in line with the objectives of the study. A total of 180 questionnaires were administered to students and the results were subjected to descriptive statistics using frequency count and percentages. Pearson multiple correlation range test was done to indicate the relationship that existed among the variables. Highest number of respondents (33%) rated the taste of VIMTO brand of soft drink as a good drink with pleasant taste also the lowest number of respondents (12%) rated the taste of VIMTO as excellent and equally satisfying taste. There was a positive and highly significant (P < 0.05) correlation (0.542 ⃰⃰⃰⃰⃰⃰⃰⃰⃰ ⃰⃰⃰ ⃰⃰⃰ ) between thirst and frequent urination. This positive correlation indicated that frequent urination among students may be as a result excessive intake of soft drink to quench their frequent thirst. Finally excessive intake of soft drink consumption should be controlled in order to avoid the risks of obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease later in life.
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