Youth characteristics and dietary supplements expenditure
Noorezatty Mohd Yusop, Norazila Abdul Aziz
In the last few decades, dietary supplements in Malaysia have seen a huge growth in their varieties and number of users. These products are easily accessible to the public with or without any prescriptions by the experts. However, the information on their use especially among youth is scarce. The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics associated with the use of dietary supplements among 119 youths in Seremban. Analysis of descriptive statistics and Pearson Chi-Square test discovered interesting facts from the data. The youths indicated that the main reasons for consuming supplements are for maintenance of health (77.3%). Meanwhile, health status and length of supplement consumption are associated with the expenditure of dietary supplement. Results acquired have shown some understandings regarding dietary supplements usage among the youth in Seremban.