umu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Kan vi minska köttintaget?: Attityder till matval och påverkande faktorer.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Food and Nutrition.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Can we limit the intake of meat? : Attitudes towards food choices and influencing factors. (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund Köttkonsumtionen i Sverige är idag rekordhög. Ur ett folkhälsoperspektiv är det viktigt att minska köttkonsumtionen och med fördel äta mer vegetariskt. Detta för att rött kött och särskilt processat rött kött har visats öka risken att drabbas av olika typer av sjukdomar. Syfte Syftet var att undersöka attityder till köttintag och vegetarisk kost hos vuxna konsumenter samt i vilken utsträckning olika faktorer påverkade matvalet. Metod En webbaserad frekvensenkät användes och deltagarna rekryterades via”facebook.com”. Data analyserades i SPSS 20.0. För deskriptiv statistik användes median och 25:e respektive 75:e percentilen. Chi 2 test användes för test av signifikans. Signifikansnivå sattes till p<0,05. Resultat 128 deltagare inkluderades i studien, varav 60 % kvinnor och 40 % män, medianåldern var 25 år. De flesta åt blandkost (84 %), 16 % åt någon form av vegetarisk kost. Signifikant fler kvinnor ville öka sitt intag av vegetarisk kost och fler kunde också tänka sig minska köttintaget jämfört med männen. Hög konsumtionsfrekvens av rött kött var associerat med minskad vilja att reducera köttintaget samt ovilja att äta vegetariskt. Etiska och miljömässiga aspekter var av liten betydelse för blandkostare gällde matvalet. Slutsats Intresse finns att äta mer vegetariskt och att minska köttintaget. Oklart är dock om intaget av vegetarisk mat kommer öka eftersom de flesta deltagarna angav att de mestadels påverkades av vanor och de flesta hade som vana att äta kött. För att välja vegetarisk mat krävs ett aktivt val och kanske ökad medvetenhet om den vegetariska kostens hälsomässiga-, miljömässiga- och etiska fördelar. 

Abstract [en]

Background Meat consumption in Sweden is higher today than ever before. From a public health perspective, it’s important to reduce meat consumption and increase the intake of vegetarian food. This is based on studies showing that red meat and especially processed red meat increases the risk of disease.    Objective The aim of this study was to investigate attitudes towards meat intake and vegetarian food in adult consumers and the extent to which various factors affected food choices. Method A web-based questionnaire study was used and participants were recruited via “facebook.com”. Data were analyzed in SPSS 20.0. Median and 25th and 75th percentiles were used for descriptive statistics. Chi 2 test was used to test for significance. Significance level was set at p<0,05.   Results Participants were 128, of whom 60 % were women and 40 % men. Most ate a mixed diet (83 %), 16 % some form of vegetarian diet. Significantly more women than men wanted to increase their intake of vegetarian foods and more could also consider reducing meat intake compared with men. High frequency of red meat intake was associated with reduced will to reduce meat intake and unwillingness to eat vegetarian food. Ethical and environmental aspects were of little importance for the mixed diet group regarding food choices. Conclusion There is an interest in eating more vegetarian foods and reduce meat intake. Though it is unclear whether the intake of vegetarian food will increase because most participants indicated that they mostly influenced by habits and most had the habit of eating meat. Choosing vegetarian food requires an active choice and perhaps increased awareness of the health-, environmental- and ethical benefits of a vegetarian diet. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013.
Keyword [sv]
Kött, Vegetarisk kost, Sverige, Folkhälsa
National Category
Food Science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-74014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-74014DiVA: diva2:633510
Subject / course
Uppsats i kostvetenskap
Available from: 2013-07-02 Created: 2013-06-27 Last updated: 2013-07-02Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(889 kB)731 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 889 kBChecksum SHA-512
738380ff6f88f9dda4c95a03b91fa3d94ccada3a7694b2eeb0ca80965fc49b9150dcaa6a509a22548b93880b88b5f7b78a0b92afc9dc1eb47688be4811bf8c4e
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Food and Nutrition
Food Science

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 731 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 1057 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf