Consumption behavior of housewives in engineering regiment of burachat camp, ratchaburi
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This research has four main purposes. The first is to explore food consumption behavior of housewives in Engineering Regiment of Burachat Camp, Ratchaburi province. The second, the third and the fourth are to study relations between basic individual factors, environmental factors, and nutritional knowledge and food consumption behaviors, respectively. A group of 245 20-59 year-old housewives living in Engineering Regiment of Burachat Camp, Ratchaburi was sampled with stratified random sampling approach. Data were gathered through questionnaire and statistically analyzed for percentage, mean, standard deviation and Pearson Correlation Coefficient. The study found that most respondents were in the age group of 31 and 40 years old (52.65%) with lower than bachelor degree education (72.65%), two children (64.49%), and average monthly income of 8,001 to 13,000 baht (42.86%). Environmental factors were in medium level (71.43%) and nutritional knowledge were quite good at 34.69%. Finally, overall food consumption behavior was in medium level at 49.80%. According to the results of correlations between basic individual factors, environmental factors, and nutritional knowledge and food consumption behaviors, it was found that environmental factors had significant relations to food consumption behavior (p<0.05).
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