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Table 4 Attitudes and knowledge towards consumption of cereal food, Western Australian Nutrition Monitoring Survey Series (NMSS)

From: Consumer attitudes and misperceptions associated with trends in self-reported cereal foods consumption: cross-sectional study of Western Australian adults, 1995 to 2012

  1995 % [CI] 1998 % [CI] 2001 % [CI] 2004 % [CI] 2009 % [CI] 2012 % [CI] p value
Best describes you towards the amount of cereal foods you ate (n = 7032) <.001
 Currently trying to increase 17.4 [14.9,20.2] 13.2 [11.1,15.6] 10.7 [8.8,12.9] 8.7 [6.9,10.8] 7.1 [5.7,9.0] 8.8 [7.1,10.9]  
 Thinking about trying to increase 7.8 [6.2,9.7] 9.2 [7.5,11.2] 7.6 [5.8,9.8] 4.6 [3.4,6.3] 5.3 [4.1,6.7] 7.6 [6.1,9.5]  
 Not thinking about/already eat enough 74.9 [71.8,77.8] 77.6 [74.8,80.3] 81.8 [78.9,84.3] 86.7 [84.2,88.8] 87.6 [85.4,89.5] 83.6 [81.0,85.9]  
In the past 12 months have you tried to change the amount of cereal food you eat (n = 7037) <.001
 Tried to increase amount I eat 25.4 [22.5,28.5] 22.3 [19.7,25.2] 19.8 [17.3,22.7] 12.4 [10.3,14.8] 11.9 [9.9,14.4] 11.3 [9.5,13.5]  
 Tried to decrease amount I eat 4.3 [3.2,5.9] 4.7 [3.4,6.5] 7.8 [6.2,9.7] 16.3 [14.0,18.8] 14.7 [12.6,17.2] 21.7 [19.1,24.5]  
 Not tried to change 70.3 [67.1,73.4] 73 [69.9,75.9] 72.4 [69.3,75.3] 71.4 [68.3,74.3] 73.3 [70.3,76.2] 67.0 [63.9,69.9]  
What do you think is the recommended minimum number of serves of cereal foods that should be eaten each day? (n = 7038) <.001
 0 serve 0.3 [0.1,1.0] 0 0 0.1 [0.0,0.8] 0.9 [0.5,1.7] 0.9 [0.4,2.1]  
 1 serve 19.8 [17.2,22.7] 17.1 [14.7,19.9] 21.3 [18.7,24.3] 19.0 [16.5,21.8] 26.4 [23.5,29.5] 33.1 [30.2,36.1]  
 2 serves 23.7 [20.8,26.9] 25.0 [22.2,28.0] 23.4 [20.7,26.4] 31.4 [28.3,34.6] 26.8 [24.0,29.7] 29.0 [26.2,31.9]  
 3 serves 19.8 [17.3,22.6] 20.7 [18.2,23.5] 21.3 [18.6,24.1] 17.7 [15.3,20.5] 17.9 [15.4,20.6] 13.4 [11.4,15.7]  
 4 serves a 12.6 [10.5,15.1] 13.7 [11.6,16.1] 11.4 [9.4,13.8] 6.1 [4.6,8.0] 6.3 [4.9,8.1] 4.1 [3.0,5.5]  
 5 or more serves 13.4 [11.2,16.0] 15.4 [13.2,18.0] 11.6 [9.5,14.0] 7.0 [5.4,9.0] 4.7 [3.6,6.3] 2.2 [1.6,3.2]  
Which types of cereal foods have you tried to increase? – Among those who said they had tried to increase.  
 Breakfast cereal (n = 1140) 61.2 [55.1,67.1] 58.3 [51.4,64.8] 72.7 [65.9,78.6] 80.1 [72.3,86.1] 63.1 [54.2,71.3] 58.6 [49.6,67.0] .002
 Pasta (n = 1143) 54.5 [48.2,60.6] 52.5 [45.7,59.1] 40.6 [33.7,47.9] 32.1 [24.2,41.3] 22.3 [15.6,30.9] 16.5 [10.9,24.2] <.001
 Rice (n = 1142) 54.1 [47.8,60.2] 47.6 [41.0,54.4] 44.1 [37.0,51.5] 40.4 [32.0,49.4] 33.1 [25.0,42.3] 29.0 [21.8,37.4] <.001
 Bread (n = 1141) 20.3 [15.8,25.7] 31 [25.0,37.6] 26.7 [20.7,33.8] 19.0 [12.8,27.4] 16.8 [10.5,25.9] 15.1 [9.7,22.6] .01
  1. Results are survey design-based percentage and p values were derived from survey design-based Pearson chi square test
  2. aThe minimum number of serves recommended in the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating was four per day(8)