Regional differences in dietary habits of adult Croatian population

Doko Jelinić, Jagoda and Pucarin-Cvetković, Jasna and Nola, Iskra Alexandra and Senta, Ankica and Milošević, Milan and Kern, Josipa (2009) Regional differences in dietary habits of adult Croatian population. Collegium antropologicum, 33 (Suppl.). pp. 31-34. ISSN 0350-6134

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the dietary habits of the adult Croatian population according to geographical regions and gender. Date was obtained from the Croatian Adult Health Survey questionnaire, carried out in six regions of Republic of Croatia (Eastern, Northern, Central, City of Zagreb, Mountainous and Coastal), with a total of 9,070 responses. Results have shown that the highest prevalence of unhealthy dietary habits was recorded in Eastern and Central regions, while Coastal region and city of Zagreb had significantly lower prevalence of unhealthy dietary habits (P < 0.05). Prevalence of unhealthy dietary habits was higher in men in all regions. Women had healthier dietary habits, what was strongly expressed in Coastal and Mountainous region. This study has shown that the unhealthy dietary habits were practiced by approximately one quarter of the adult population, regardless on the region in which they resided. Regional differences in dietary habits should be taken into account in any new public health studies and interventions.

Abstract in Croatian

REGIONALNE RAZLIKE U PREHRAMBENIM NAVIKAMA U ODRASLOJ POPULACIJI HRVATSKE ----- Cilj ove studije bio je istražiti prehrambene navike odraslog stanovništva Hrvatske prema geografskim regijama i spolu. Podaci su prikupljeni ispitivanjem odraslog stanovništva u sklopu Hrvatske zdravstvene ankete i to u šest regija Republike Hrvatske (istočna, sjeverna, središnja, grad Zagreb, gorska i priobalna). Rezultati pokazuju najvišu prevalenciju loših prehrambenih navika među stanovništvom istočne i središnje Hrvatske, dok je značajno manja prevalencija nezdravih prehrambwnih navika zabilježena među ispitanicima iz priobalne regije i grada Zagreba. Viša prevalencija nezdravih prehrambenih navika uočena je među muškim ispitanicima svih regija. Općenito govoreći, žene imaju zdravije prehrambene navike u svim regijama u usporedbi s muškarcima, a posebice to vrijedi za žene priobalne i gorske regije. Ovo istraživanje pokazalo je da gotovo četvrtina odraslog stanovništva Hrvatske prakticira nezdrave prehrambene navike, bez obzira na regiju koju nastanjuju. Važno je, stoga, razmotriti novi javnozdravstveni pristup temeljen na edukaciji koja će uključiti i regionalne različitosti.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Adult ; Croatia ; Diet, Atherogenic ; Female ; Food Habits ; Health Surveys ; Humans ; Male ; Prevalence ; Residence Characteristics ; Risk ; Sex Factors
Departments: Katedra za zdravstvenu ekologiju i medicinu rada
Katedra za medicinsku statistiku, epidemiologiju i medicinsku informatiku
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
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Doko Jelinić, JagodaUNSPECIFIED
Pucarin-Cvetković, JasnaUNSPECIFIED
Nola, Iskra AlexandraUNSPECIFIED
Senta, AnkicaUNSPECIFIED
Milošević, MilanUNSPECIFIED
Kern, JosipaUNSPECIFIED
Date: April 2009
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2009
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:10
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/623

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