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Childhood diet in relation to Sámi and Norwegian ethnicity in northern and mid-Norway--the SAMINOR study.
Public Health Nutr. 2008 Feb; 11(2):168-75.PH

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The purpose of this work was to identify dietary patterns in the past using cluster analysis of reported diet in childhood, and to assess predictors for dietary patterns in relation to ethnicity in the population in the Sámi core areas in Norway. The Sámis are an indigenous population living in the border areas of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.

DESIGN

Population-based, cross-sectional study, using self-administered questionnaires. A food-frequency questionnaire covering selected food items eaten in childhood was used. The questionnaire also provided data on ethnicity.

SUBJECTS AND SETTING

This study was based on data collected from 7614 subjects participating in The Population Based Study of Health and Living Conditions in Areas with a Mixed Sámi and Norwegian Population (the SAMINOR study) who grew up in the SAMINOR geographical areas, i.e. areas with mixed Sámi and Norwegian populations in Norway.

RESULTS

Four dietary clusters were identified: a reindeer meat cluster; a cluster with high intakes of fish, traditional fish products and mutton, in addition to food sources from the local environment; a Westernised food cluster with high intakes of meat balls and sausages; and a cluster with a high intake of fish, but not any other foods in the questionnaire. The cluster distribution differed by ethnicity, but the effect of ethnicity on diet differed by coastal and inland residence.

CONCLUSION

Our study has shown that data gathered through the limited questionnaire could be used to group the study sample into different dietary clusters, which we believe will be useful for further research on relationships between diet in childhood and health in the Sámi core areas in Norway.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centre for Sámi Health Research, Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, N-9037 Tromsø, Norway. magritt.brustad@ism.uit.noNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17610754

Citation

Brustad, M, et al. "Childhood Diet in Relation to Sámi and Norwegian Ethnicity in Northern and mid-Norway--the SAMINOR Study." Public Health Nutrition, vol. 11, no. 2, 2008, pp. 168-75.
Brustad M, Parr CL, Melhus M, et al. Childhood diet in relation to Sámi and Norwegian ethnicity in northern and mid-Norway--the SAMINOR study. Public Health Nutr. 2008;11(2):168-75.
Brustad, M., Parr, C. L., Melhus, M., & Lund, E. (2008). Childhood diet in relation to Sámi and Norwegian ethnicity in northern and mid-Norway--the SAMINOR study. Public Health Nutrition, 11(2), 168-75.
Brustad M, et al. Childhood Diet in Relation to Sámi and Norwegian Ethnicity in Northern and mid-Norway--the SAMINOR Study. Public Health Nutr. 2008;11(2):168-75. PubMed PMID: 17610754.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Childhood diet in relation to Sámi and Norwegian ethnicity in northern and mid-Norway--the SAMINOR study. AU - Brustad,M, AU - Parr,C L, AU - Melhus,M, AU - Lund,E, Y1 - 2007/07/05/ PY - 2007/7/6/pubmed PY - 2008/3/19/medline PY - 2007/7/6/entrez SP - 168 EP - 75 JF - Public health nutrition JO - Public Health Nutr VL - 11 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this work was to identify dietary patterns in the past using cluster analysis of reported diet in childhood, and to assess predictors for dietary patterns in relation to ethnicity in the population in the Sámi core areas in Norway. The Sámis are an indigenous population living in the border areas of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. DESIGN: Population-based, cross-sectional study, using self-administered questionnaires. A food-frequency questionnaire covering selected food items eaten in childhood was used. The questionnaire also provided data on ethnicity. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: This study was based on data collected from 7614 subjects participating in The Population Based Study of Health and Living Conditions in Areas with a Mixed Sámi and Norwegian Population (the SAMINOR study) who grew up in the SAMINOR geographical areas, i.e. areas with mixed Sámi and Norwegian populations in Norway. RESULTS: Four dietary clusters were identified: a reindeer meat cluster; a cluster with high intakes of fish, traditional fish products and mutton, in addition to food sources from the local environment; a Westernised food cluster with high intakes of meat balls and sausages; and a cluster with a high intake of fish, but not any other foods in the questionnaire. The cluster distribution differed by ethnicity, but the effect of ethnicity on diet differed by coastal and inland residence. CONCLUSION: Our study has shown that data gathered through the limited questionnaire could be used to group the study sample into different dietary clusters, which we believe will be useful for further research on relationships between diet in childhood and health in the Sámi core areas in Norway. SN - 1368-9800 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17610754/Childhood_diet_in_relation_to_Sámi_and_Norwegian_ethnicity_in_northern_and_mid_Norway__the_SAMINOR_study_ L2 - https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S1368980007000432/type/journal_article DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -