International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2017)

Caffeine awareness among college going students: An insight from Pilot study


Narender Suhag

Consumption of caffeinated drinks is increasing among adults especially in the form of carbonated and energy drinks. However adults lack the knowledge of caffeine content in the commonly consumed beverages. If true, it is difficult to collect the information on caffeinated drinks consumed among adults and its health implications. This preliminary study is an attempt to investigate the caffeine awareness and its intake among college going students in Faridabad. College going students at Under graduate, Post graduate and above were survyed using the Caffeine Literacy Questionnaire. A structured questionnaire was designed to extract the information on level of awareness and consumption of caffeinated drinks among the college going students. An online survey was conducted to collect the data. Sixty five students participated in the study. Sample was collected from students enrolled in different programs like under graduate, post graduate and above post graduate. Out of 65 participants, females were 46.9% and males participated were 53.1%. Majority of the students were caffeine drink consumers in some form or the other and rest were neither the users nor were sure about the caffeine content in their drinks. This study shows that the students were able to identify the beverages containing caffeine or its content in the commonly consumed beverages. The results of the study ask for further intervention and knowledge inputs among adults in regard to the health implications of caffeinated drinks intake.
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Narender Suhag. Caffeine awareness among college going students: An insight from Pilot study. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 4, 2017, Pages 486-491
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