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dc.contributor.authorSoori, H.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T10:57:01Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T10:57:01Z
dc.date.issued2001EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0701_2/2001_7_1-2_163_170.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119003
dc.description163-170EN
dc.description.abstractTo 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 requiredEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectAge DistributionEN
dc.subjectBody Mass IndexEN
dc.subjectCross-Sectional StudiesEN
dc.subjectDiet SurveysEN
dc.subjectFood HabitsEN
dc.subjectLife StyleEN
dc.subjectSex DistributionEN
dc.subjectSocioeconomic FactorsEN
dc.subjectUrban HealthEN
dc.subject.meshObesityEN
dc.titlePattern of dietary behaviour and obesity in Ahwaz, Islamic Republic of IranEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 7 (‎1-2)‎, 163-170, 2001


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