In the People's Republic of China, as in the West, diet has emerged as an important determinant of morbidity and mortality.
In order to provide one of the bases for designing nutrition education, two nutrition knowledge-attitudes-practices surveys of adults aged 18-55 were conducted in 1989 in an urban (N=1004) and a rural (N=506) area of Sichuan.
Nutrition knowledge levels were low in both sites, but lower in the rural site.
Certain general nutrition concepts, such as the value of a varied diet, were reported correctly by over 50 per cent of the population in both areas.
However, less than 10 per cent of the urban residents and only 3 per cent of the rural residents reported taking correct measures to prevent or delay cancer or heart disease.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asie, Education sanitaire, Alimentation, Chine, Milieu rural, Milieu urbain
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asia, Health education, Feeding, China, Rural environment, Urban environment
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0548894
Code Inist : 002B30. Création : 199406.