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Egg Consumption among Young People: A Study through the Application of the Logistic Regression Model

Carlo Giannetto1, Angela Alibrandi1, Agata Zirilli1 and Maurizio Lanfranchi1
  • 1 University of Messina, Italy
American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 13 No. 6, 2016, 697-707

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2016.697.707

Submitted On: 25 January 2016 Published On: 24 June 2016

How to Cite: Giannetto, C., Alibrandi, A., Zirilli, A. & Lanfranchi, M. (2016). Egg Consumption among Young People: A Study through the Application of the Logistic Regression Model. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 13(6), 697-707. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2016.697.707

Abstract

The purpose of the present survey is to study and to investigate the proper eating style, focusing the attention on the propensity to “egg” consumption, in the diet of young people, with reference to the students attending the University of Messina. The data collection technique that was used consisted of the administration of a distributed anonymous ad hoc questionnaire by directly interviewing a sample of university students. In order to individualize the possible variables which may influence the frequency of egg consumption, a logistic regression model was used. It is a particular case of generalized linear model whose link function is the log it function. It is frequently applied when the dependent variable y is, dichotomous. The research results indicate that the only two statistically significant variables are the eating style and the reading of the product label. Moreover, the Hosmer and Leme show test for model’s adequacy guaranteed that the estimates provided by the model are not significantly different from the observations.

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Keywords

  • Egg Consumption
  • Young People
  • Eating Style
  • Food Model
  • Generalized Linear Model
  • Goodness-of-Fit Test