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Food group consumption and self-rated diets of elderly community-dwelling canadian men. The manitoba followup study.
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PMID:  17315074     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Healthy eating perceptions and food group consumption practices of elderly men are largely unexplored. Understanding eating practices of elderly men and how this relates to their quality of life is important for the implementation of practical health promotion strategies. OBJECTIVE: Examine the frequency of food items consumed (daily, most days, or rarely), and the association of self-rated diet and food group consumption of elderly community-dwelling Canadian men. DESIGN: Self-reported nutrition data, obtained via mailed questionnaires in spring 2000, from 1,211 Canadian male respondents (mean age 82 years) participating in the Manitoba Follow-up Study were analyzed. RESULTS: Respondents consumed vegetables/fruit (64%) and grain products (58%) daily, and meat/alternatives (81%) most days. Milk products were equally consumed daily (47%) or most days (47%). Using multiple logistic regression models, controlling for demographic variables, a positive relationship was found between the increasing consumption of vegetables/fruit and grain products and healthier self-rated diets. Daily consumption of vegetables/fruit or grain products significantly predicted healthier self-rated diets compared to men consuming those food categories most days, OR=2.42 (95%CI=1.88, 3.11) and OR=2.18 (95%CI=1.70, 2.79), respectively. Those consuming meat/alternatives or milk products "daily" or "rarely" rated their diets as healthier than those consuming these items "most days". CONCLUSION: Daily consumption of fruits, vegetables, and grain products is viewed as important for overall health and is positively associated with healthier self-rated diets among elderly Canadian men.
C O Lengyel; R B Tate; D J Bayomi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of nutrition, health & aging     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1279-7707     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nutr Health Aging     Publication Date:    2007 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-22     Completed Date:  2007-05-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100893366     Medline TA:  J Nutr Health Aging     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  8-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba, 405 Human Ecology Building, Winnipeg, Canada MB R3T 2N2.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Confidence Intervals
Diet / psychology*,  standards*
Diet Surveys*
Follow-Up Studies
Food Habits
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Health Promotion
Health Status*
Logistic Models
Odds Ratio
Quality of Life

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