Abstract| Volume 54, ISSUE 7, SUPPLEMENT , S24-S25, July 2022

# P015 Nutrition Literacy Level Differentiates by Age, Gender, and Income in a Sample of Brazilian Adults

### Background

Nutrition literacy (NL) is the capacity to obtain, process, and understand nutrition information and skills needed to make appropriate nutrition decisions. NL is associated with sociodemographic characteristics and predicted adherence to healthy or unhealthy diet patterns among adults with chronic diseases and pregnant women in the US. However, little is known about the association of NL with sociodemographic characteristics in developing countries.

### Objective

To assess the NL level and its association with sociodemographic characteristics in bank employees.

### Study Design, Setting, Participants

Non-probablistic, quantitative and cross-sectional study carried out in 2020 in the Federal District (DF), Brazil with 1,174 workers aged ≥ 18 years old recruited from a financial institution .

### Measurable Outcome/Analysis

NL was measured by the Nutrition Literacy Assessment Instrument for Brazilians (NLit-Br). We used the online version, validated with confirmed substantial reliability (ICC > 0.75). Sociodemographic questions (age, biological sex, Monthly Household Income (MHI) and education level) preceded NLit-Br. Descriptive analyses were used for NL and sociodemographic characteristics. Student's t-test and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were used to measure associations between NL with sociodemographic characteristics.

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