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Fruit and vegetable intake in Canadian ethnic populations.
Can J Diet Pract Res. 2010 Spring; 71(1):11-6.CJ

Abstract

PURPOSE

We explored whether Canada's diverse ethnic population consumes an adequate daily amount of fruit and vegetables. We also examined the association between fruit and vegetable consumption and long-term diseases.

METHODS

The Canadian Community Health Survey, Cycle 2.2 (CCHS 2.2), was used to determine the fruit and vegetable intake (FVI) of 13 racial groups, as well as of the entire population. Specifically, we determined median intake and proportions of the group consuming five or more daily servings. Multiple pairwise comparisons among the proportions were performed to detect ethnic groups with significantly low FVI. Logistic regression was also used to describe the risk of long-term diseases associated with FVI and ethnicity.

RESULTS

The percentages of Southeast Asian, Aboriginal (off-reserve), and Chinese people who consumed five or more daily servings of fruit and vegetables were significantly lower than percentages in all other ethnic groups surveyed. Aboriginal people with the lowest FVI demonstrated the highest propensity for developing most of the long-term diseases.

CONCLUSIONS

The majority of Canada's ethnic groups identified in the CCHS 2.2 fell short of the recommended FVI target. This low-intake status might be a risk factor for common long-term diseases.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20205971

Citation

Quadir, Tanvir, and Noori Akhtar-Danesh. "Fruit and Vegetable Intake in Canadian Ethnic Populations." Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research : a Publication of Dietitians of Canada = Revue Canadienne De La Pratique Et De La Recherche En Dietetique : Une Publication Des Dietetistes Du Canada, vol. 71, no. 1, 2010, pp. 11-6.
Quadir T, Akhtar-Danesh N. Fruit and vegetable intake in Canadian ethnic populations. Can J Diet Pract Res. 2010;71(1):11-6.
Quadir, T., & Akhtar-Danesh, N. (2010). Fruit and vegetable intake in Canadian ethnic populations. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research : a Publication of Dietitians of Canada = Revue Canadienne De La Pratique Et De La Recherche En Dietetique : Une Publication Des Dietetistes Du Canada, 71(1), 11-6.
Quadir T, Akhtar-Danesh N. Fruit and Vegetable Intake in Canadian Ethnic Populations. Can J Diet Pract Res. 2010;71(1):11-6. PubMed PMID: 20205971.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Fruit and vegetable intake in Canadian ethnic populations. AU - Quadir,Tanvir, AU - Akhtar-Danesh,Noori, PY - 2010/3/9/entrez PY - 2010/3/9/pubmed PY - 2011/10/25/medline SP - 11 EP - 6 JF - Canadian journal of dietetic practice and research : a publication of Dietitians of Canada = Revue canadienne de la pratique et de la recherche en dietetique : une publication des Dietetistes du Canada JO - Can J Diet Pract Res VL - 71 IS - 1 N2 - PURPOSE: We explored whether Canada's diverse ethnic population consumes an adequate daily amount of fruit and vegetables. We also examined the association between fruit and vegetable consumption and long-term diseases. METHODS: The Canadian Community Health Survey, Cycle 2.2 (CCHS 2.2), was used to determine the fruit and vegetable intake (FVI) of 13 racial groups, as well as of the entire population. Specifically, we determined median intake and proportions of the group consuming five or more daily servings. Multiple pairwise comparisons among the proportions were performed to detect ethnic groups with significantly low FVI. Logistic regression was also used to describe the risk of long-term diseases associated with FVI and ethnicity. RESULTS: The percentages of Southeast Asian, Aboriginal (off-reserve), and Chinese people who consumed five or more daily servings of fruit and vegetables were significantly lower than percentages in all other ethnic groups surveyed. Aboriginal people with the lowest FVI demonstrated the highest propensity for developing most of the long-term diseases. CONCLUSIONS: The majority of Canada's ethnic groups identified in the CCHS 2.2 fell short of the recommended FVI target. This low-intake status might be a risk factor for common long-term diseases. SN - 1486-3847 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20205971/Fruit_and_vegetable_intake_in_Canadian_ethnic_populations_ L2 - http://dcjournal.ca/doi/full/10.3148/71.1.2010.11?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -