American Journal of Applied Sciences

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

Carlo Giannetto, Angela Alibrandi, Agata Zirilli and Maurizio Lanfranchi

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2016.697.707

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 13, Issue 6

Pages 697-707


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.


© 2016 Carlo Giannetto, Angela Alibrandi, Agata Zirilli and Maurizio Lanfranchi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.