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  1. Women's dietary intakes in the context of household food insecurity.

    Article - En anglais

    A study of food insecurity and nutritional adequacy was conducted with a sample of 153 women in families receiving emergency food assistance in Toronto, Canada.

    Contemporaneous data on dietary intake and household food security over the past 30 d were available for 145 of the women.

    Analyses of these data revealed that women who reported hunger in their households during the past 30 d also reported systematically lower intakes of energy and a number of nutrients.

    The effect of household-level hunger on intake persisted even when other economic, socio-cultural, and behavioral influences on reported dietary intake were considered.

    Estimated prevalences of inadequacy in excess of 15% were noted for Vitamin A, folate, iron, and magnesium in this sample, suggesting that the low levels of intake associated with severe household food insecurity are in a range that could put women at risk of nutrient deficiencies.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Femelle, Consommation alimentaire, Surveillance sanitaire, Sécurité alimentaire, Faim, Homme, Nutrition, Alimentation, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Female, Food intake, Sanitary surveillance, Food security, Hunger, Human, Nutrition, Feeding, Canada, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0258442

    Code Inist : 002B29B. Création : 16/11/1999.