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dc.contributor.author Martin, Carrie L en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-22T00:07:51Z en_US
dc.date.available 2011-07-22T00:07:51Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/20773 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.S.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2007. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 115-119). en_US
dc.description vii, 119 leaves, bound 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract Current available literature indicates that the use of dietary supplements in general has been increasing among most segments of the U.S. population in recent years and continues to be a growth industry. Multivitamin/mineral supplements are most frequently reported in national studies and can contribute significant amounts of nutrients to the diet. Dietary supplement use has been reported as being higher among females and the use of dietary supplements tends to increase with age. A lack of consistent methods of data collection makes it difficult to compare the results of various national studies. Additionally, most national studies do not include ethnicities representative of those in Hawai'i. Several demographic and lifestyle characteristics are associated with supplement use, including non-Hispanic ethnicity, higher income and education, and higher intake of fruits and vegetables. Hawai'i provides a unique environment in which to observe the effects of different cultural and environmental factors on diet and dietary supplement use. This study will fill a gap in knowledge regarding supplement use among children and their caregivers in Hawai'i. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Master of Science (University of Hawaii at Manoa) no. 4176 en_US
dc.rights All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner. en_US
dc.subject Dietary supplements -- Hawaii en_US
dc.subject Food habits -- Hawaii en_US
dc.title Dietary supplement use among children and their caregivers in Hawaiʻi en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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