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Table 5 Comparison of responses to questions regarding the importance of nutrition information between the pre- and post-test

From: Promoting public health through nutrition labeling - a study in Brazil

Question Pre-test Post-test P
Unimportant (%) Few important (%) Important (%) Very important (%) Unimportant (%) Few important (%) Important (%) Very important (%)
Evaluation of nutritional guidance received about nutritional information - 5 (0.7) 172 (24.6) 521 (74.6) - 6 (0.9) 246 (35.2) 447 (63.9) <0.001
What do you think about the nutrition labeling legislation? - 6 (0.9) 276 (39.5) 416 (59.6) - 11 (1.6) 335 (47.8) 355 (50.6) <0.001
It is important to know the relationship of nutrition information to a healthier food? - - 130 (18.6) 568 (81.4) 1 (0.2) 3 (0.4) 188 (26.9) 508 (72.7) <0.001
It is important to know the recommended daily consumption values? - 4 (0.6) 211 (30.2) 484 (69.2) - 7 (1) 263 (37.6) 429 (61.4) <0.001
It is important to know the daily consumption values and nutritional information? - - 212 (30.3) 488 (69.7) - 9 (1.3) 265 (37.8) 427 (60.9) <0.001
It is important to know the maximum and minimum consumption values per serving of sugar. fats. sodium and fiber? 1 (0.1) 3 (0.4) 143 (20.5) 551 (78.9) 3 (0.4) 8 (1.1) 168 (24) 521 (74.5) 0.006
What to you think about the Folder? - 1 (0.1) 268 (38.2) 432 (61.6) 4 (0.6) 8 (1.1) 305 (43.7) 381 (54.6) <0.001