Understanding the nutritional consequences of food insufficiency is important for informed policy-making that addresses the problem of domestic hunger.
This study estimated the extent to which individuals from food-insufficient households were likely to have low intakes of energy and 14 other nutrients.
The diets of preschoolers, adult women, and the elderly were analyzed with 24-hour recall data from the 1989 through 1991 Continuing Survey of Food Intake by Individuals.
Logistic regression analysis was used to study the association of self-reported household food insufficiency with nutrient intakes below 50% of the recommended daily allowance.
For adult women, food insufficiency was significantly associated with low intakes of eight nutrients, including energy, magnetisum, and vitamins A, E, C, and B6, Elderly individuals in the food-insufficient group were alos more likely to have low intakes of eight nutrients, including protein, calcium, and vitamins A and B6.
Household food insufficiency was not significantly associated with low intakes among preschoolers.
The results validate the use of self-reported hunger measures in nutritional surveillance and highlight nutrients of concern for food assistance and nutrition education efforts targeted at individuals from food-insufficient households.
Mots-clés Pascal : Ménage, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Consommation alimentaire, Régime alimentaire, Carence alimentaire, Carence vitaminique, Privation, Aliment, Valeur énergétique, Vieillard, Homme, Enfant, Adulte jeune, Femelle, Trouble nutrition
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Household, United States, North America, America, Food intake, Diet, Nutritional deficiency, Vitamin deficiency, Deprivation, Food, Energetic value, Elderly, Human, Child, Young adult, Female, Nutrition disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0074254
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 14/05/1998.