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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Diet Quality And Associated Factors Among The Elderly: A Population-based Study In Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil [qualidade Da Dieta E Fatores Associados Entre Idosos: Estudo De Base Populacional Em Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil]
Author: De Assumpcao D.
Domene S.M.A.
Fisberg R.M.
Barros M.B.A.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to assess the quality of diet among the elderly and associations with socio-demographic variables, health-related behaviors, and diseases. A population-based cross-sectional study was conducted in a representative sample of 1,509 elderly participants in a health survey in Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil. Food quality was assessed using the Revised Diet Quality Index (DQI-R). Mean index scores were estimated and a multiple regression model was employed for the adjusted analyses. The highest diet quality scores were associated with age 80 years or older, Evangelical religion, diabetes mellitus, and physical activity, while the lowest scores were associated with home environments shared with three or more people, smoking, and consumption of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. The findings emphasize a general need for diet quality improvements in the elderly, specifically in subgroups with unhealthy behaviors, who should be targeted with comprehensive strategies.
Editor: Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz
Citation: Cadernos De Saude Publica. Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, v. 30, n. 8, p. 1680 - 1694, 2014.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/0102-311X00009113
Date Issue: 2014
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