The article titled Less-healthy eating behaviors have a greater association with a high level of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among rural adults than among urban adults discuses a cross sectional study using data on 1,878 adult participants (urban_734 and rural_1,144), in the Texas region of the United States. The purpose was to assess the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages (SSB) in adults and compare and contrast the findings between rural and urban adults. The data included “demographic characteristics, eating behaviors (SSB consumption, frequency of fast-food meals, frequency of breakfast meals, and daily fruit and vegetable intake), and household food insecurity”. The findings showed that SSB were significantly increased in rural adults over the urban adults. The multivariable logistic regression models indicated a correlation between the consumption of greater than 3 can/glasses of SSB and “rural living environment, poverty level income, frequent consumption of fast food, infrequent breakfast meals, low fruit and vegetable intake, and household food insecurity”.
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