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Title: Pattern of dietary behaviour and obesity in Ahwaz, Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Soori, H.
Issue Date: 2001
Language: English
Abstract: To study behavioural factors associated with diet and to investigate body mass index distribution, a cross-sectional survey was carried out in Ahwaz. A composite dietary behaviour score obtained from self-reported responses to a 24-item food-frequency questionnaire was used to categorize eating habits as more/less healthy. Responders were 1600 heads of households from 150,000 randomly selected residences. Less healthy diets were shown to be associated with age and economic status, and greater obesity with women and age [reversed after ages > 65 years]. Interventions targeted at less healthy eaters need to be evidence-based, and further research into factors determining access to healthy diets in developing communities is required
Description: 163-170
Keywords: Age Distribution
Body Mass Index
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diet Surveys
Food Habits
Life Style
Sex Distribution
Socioeconomic Factors
Urban Health
Subject: Obesity
ISSN: 1020-3397
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