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Table 2 Bivariate analysis of sources of nutrition information and nutrition knowledge (N = 192)

From: Sources of nutrition information and level of nutrition knowledge among young adults in the Accra metropolis

Source of nutrition information Basic Nutrition Knowledgea
Low Score High Score p-value
Family members
 Yes 44 (48.4) 49 (48.5) 0.982
 No 47 (51.6) 52 (51.5)  
Friends/Peers
 Yes 56 (61.5) 63 (62.4) 0..905
 No 35 (38.5) 38 (37.6)  
Healthcare professionals
 Yes 7 (7.7) 17 (16.8) 0.056
 No 84 (92.3) 84 (83.2)  
Online resources
 Yes 86 (94.5) 101 (100) 0.017#
 No 5 (5.5) 0 (0)  
Traditional media
 Yes 80 (97.9) 90 (89.1) 0.795
 No 11 (12.1) 11 (10.9)  
  1. aThe mean score for nutrition knowledge of participants was calculated and this was used in creating a categorical variable for nutrition knowledge: scores below the mean were considered low whilst scores equal to or above the mean were considered high
  2. #p-value < 0.05
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