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Adequacy of energy and protein intake amongst adult Wopkaimin in the Ok Tedi region.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3869764     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Weighed dietary intakes were carried out on 50 non-pregnant women and unemployed men in three villages in the Ok Tedi region. Mean energy intakes were lowest in Wangbin, the village closest to the Ok Tedi mining operation, and highest in the most remote village, Atemkit. Mean protein intakes were highest in Bultem II and somewhat lower in Wangbin and Atemkit. Though very few individuals achieved the WHO/FAO recommended daily allowances for energy, a majority achieved it for protein. As a result of increased consumption of tradestore foods, the quality of the diet of Wopkaimin people directly involved in mining operations has improved. However, social stresses induced by these operations have resulted in uneven distribution of this new wealth, and there are cases of genuine food shortages in the midst of plenty.
S J Ulijaszek; A Pumuye
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Papua and New Guinea medical journal     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0031-1480     ISO Abbreviation:  P N G Med J     Publication Date:  1985 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-07-21     Completed Date:  1986-07-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376417     Medline TA:  P N G Med J     Country:  PAPUA NEW GUINEA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  295-301     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight
Dietary Fats / metabolism
Dietary Proteins / metabolism*
Energy Metabolism*
Papua New Guinea
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Fats; 0/Dietary Proteins

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