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Consumption of, and factors influencing consumption of, fruit and vegetables among elderly Chinese people.
Nutrition. 2012 May; 28(5):504-8.N

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

There is substantial evidence that the low intake of fruit and vegetables (FV) is a major risk factor for many nutrition-related non-communicable diseases. The purpose of our study was to assess FV consumption and the variables that influence FV consumption among Chinese people age 60 and older.

METHODS

Twenty-four-hour dietary recall data from the 1991, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006, and 2009 China Health and Nutrition Surveys were used to collect the FV intake and sociodemographic variables examined in this article. Data were analyzed using t tests, χ(2) tests, and logistic regression.

RESULTS

Between 1991 and 2009, elderly Chinese adults experienced an improvement in dietary FV intake. The FV consumption increased from 325.7 g/d in 1991 to 379.0 g/d in 2009. During this 18-y period, the proportion of daily consumers increased from 11.0% to 32.5% for fruit and remained over 95% for vegetables. Age, gender, educational attainment, community, activity level, marital status, and drinking were significantly associated with FV consumption.

CONCLUSION

The findings of this study indicated that FV intake among elderly adults in China was lower than the minimum of 400 g/d recommended by the World Health Organization. Greater public health efforts and approaches are needed to promote FV consumption in elderly Chinese adults.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Respiration, the First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun 130021, PR China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo 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

22178002

Citation

Li, Yang, et al. "Consumption Of, and Factors Influencing Consumption Of, Fruit and Vegetables Among Elderly Chinese People." Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.), vol. 28, no. 5, 2012, pp. 504-8.
Li Y, Li D, Ma CY, et al. Consumption of, and factors influencing consumption of, fruit and vegetables among elderly Chinese people. Nutrition. 2012;28(5):504-8.
Li, Y., Li, D., Ma, C. Y., Liu, C. Y., Hui-Ding, ., Wen, Z. M., & Peng, L. P. (2012). Consumption of, and factors influencing consumption of, fruit and vegetables among elderly Chinese people. Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.), 28(5), 504-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nut.2011.07.023
Li Y, et al. Consumption Of, and Factors Influencing Consumption Of, Fruit and Vegetables Among Elderly Chinese People. Nutrition. 2012;28(5):504-8. PubMed PMID: 22178002.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Consumption of, and factors influencing consumption of, fruit and vegetables among elderly Chinese people. AU - Li,Yang, AU - Li,Dan, AU - Ma,Cheng-yuan, AU - Liu,Chao-Ying, AU - Hui-Ding,, AU - Wen,Zhong-Mei, AU - Peng,Li-ping, Y1 - 2011/12/17/ PY - 2011/05/25/received PY - 2011/07/31/accepted PY - 2011/12/20/entrez PY - 2011/12/20/pubmed PY - 2012/8/1/medline SP - 504 EP - 8 JF - Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.) JO - Nutrition VL - 28 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVE: There is substantial evidence that the low intake of fruit and vegetables (FV) is a major risk factor for many nutrition-related non-communicable diseases. The purpose of our study was to assess FV consumption and the variables that influence FV consumption among Chinese people age 60 and older. METHODS: Twenty-four-hour dietary recall data from the 1991, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006, and 2009 China Health and Nutrition Surveys were used to collect the FV intake and sociodemographic variables examined in this article. Data were analyzed using t tests, χ(2) tests, and logistic regression. RESULTS: Between 1991 and 2009, elderly Chinese adults experienced an improvement in dietary FV intake. The FV consumption increased from 325.7 g/d in 1991 to 379.0 g/d in 2009. During this 18-y period, the proportion of daily consumers increased from 11.0% to 32.5% for fruit and remained over 95% for vegetables. Age, gender, educational attainment, community, activity level, marital status, and drinking were significantly associated with FV consumption. CONCLUSION: The findings of this study indicated that FV intake among elderly adults in China was lower than the minimum of 400 g/d recommended by the World Health Organization. Greater public health efforts and approaches are needed to promote FV consumption in elderly Chinese adults. SN - 1873-1244 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22178002/Consumption_of_and_factors_influencing_consumption_of_fruit_and_vegetables_among_elderly_Chinese_people_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0899-9007(11)00256-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -