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Comparison of dietary habits in the urban and rural Croatian schoolchildren.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15168039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Post-war socio-economic changes in Croatia probably affected dietary habits, and dietary data about schoolchildren after the war are missing. AIMS OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study was to compare current nutrient intakes and dietary behavior between urban and rural schoolchildren in Croatia. METHODS: A completely quantified Food Frequency Questionnaire was used. Subjects were 315 urban and 163 rural schoolchildren. Mean age was 12.5 and 12.6 years in the urban and rural area, respectively. RESULTS: Consumption of fast food, soft drinks and alcohol was more prevalent and more linked with dietary behavior in the urban than in the rural area. In both living areas protein intake was excessive (in the urban area 38.1% of subjects and in the rural 36.2% of subjects had protein intake higher than 200% RDA). Under 75% RDA/DRI in both living areas was observed for vitamin D, folate, calcium and selenium. Micronutrient intakes negatively correlated with age in both living areas, but were more pronounced in the urban area. CONCLUSION: The urban sample had more adequate energy and nutrient intakes which is consistent with prewar findings.
Irena Colić-Barić; Romana Kajfez; Zvonimir Satalić; Selma Cvjetić
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2004-01-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of nutrition     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1436-6207     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Nutr     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-28     Completed Date:  2004-10-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888704     Medline TA:  Eur J Nutr     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory for Food Chemistry and Nutrition, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Pierottijeva 6, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Diet / standards,  trends
Energy Intake
Food Habits*
Nutrition Surveys
Nutritional Requirements
Rural Population*
Urban Population*

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