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Part 2: Outline of the Survey Results


I. Family

4. Daily dietary considerations

(1) Daily dietary considerations
Q27  [HAND R CARD 27] Which of the following do you pay attention to with regard to what you eat? Please choose as many of the items on the card as are applicable.
(MULTIPLE ANSWERS POSSIBLE)
  1. Eating meals that are nutritionally balanced
  2. Enjoying meals with family and/or friends to promote communication
  3. Eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner at roughly set times without skipping meals
  4. Proper etiquette and manners
  5. Cooking for myself
  6. Other (specifically,                    )
  7. Do not know
  8. Refused

A look at Japanese youth shows that among daily dietary considerations, "Enjoying meals with family and/or friends to promote communication, " at 43.8%, was given most. The responses that followed were, in descending order, "Eating meals that are nutritionally balanced" (39.9%) and "Eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner at roughly set times without skipping meals" (31.7%).

Comparing the five countries, similar to Japan, South Korea and the U.S.A. yielded "Enjoying meals with family and/or friends to promote communication" ( South Korea : 46.8%; U.S.A. : 47.5%) as the response given by the highest percentage. In South Korea, the responses that followed, in descending order, were "Eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner at roughly set times without skipping meals" (33.0%) and "Eating meals that are nutritionally balanced" (25.0%).
     In contrast, in the U.S.A. the responses that followed, in descending order, were "Eating meals that are nutritionally balanced" (41.7%), "Eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner at roughly set times without skipping meals" (28.7%), and "Cooking for myself" (28.5%).
     In the U.K., the order was "Eating meals that are nutritionally balanced" (44.1%), "Enjoying meals with family and/or friends to promote communication" (38.5%), "Cooking for myself" (29.8%), and "Eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner at roughly set times without skipping meals" (26.1%).
     In France, "Cooking for myself" (32.4%) and "Eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner at roughly set times without skipping meals" (31.9%) were given by percentages in the 30-39% range that were more or less equal. The responses that followed were, in descending order, "Eating meals that are nutritionally balanced" (27.0%), "Enjoying meals with family and/or friends to promote communication" (23.6%), and "Proper etiquette and manners" (23.3%).



Table 1-4-1-1: Daily dietary considerations < CSV Data >
Table 1-4-1-1: Daily dietary considerations

An analysis of Japanese youth by gender difference shows that larger percentages of females than males gave "Enjoying meals with family and/or friends to promote communication" (males: 38.7%; females: 48.7%), "Eating meals that are nutritionally balanced" (same as above: 36.6%, 43.1%), and "Cooking for myself" (same as above: 11.9%, 20.7%).


Table 1-4-1-2: Daily dietary considerations (by gender) < CSV Data >
Table 1-4-1-2: Daily dietary considerations (by gender)

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