Prospective associations between socio-economic status and dietary patterns in European children: the Identification and Prevention of Dietary- and Lifestyle-induced Health Effects in Children and Infants (IDEFICS) Study.
Författare och institution:
Juan Miguel Fernández-Alvira (-); Claudia Börnhorst (-); Karin Bammann (-); Wencke Gwozdz (-); Vittorio Krogh (-); Antje Hebestreit (-); Gianvincenzo Barba (-); Lucia Reisch (-); Gabriele Eiben (Institutionen för medicin, avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa); Iris Iglesia (-); Tomas Veidebaum (-); Yannis A Kourides (-); Eva Kovacs (-); Inge Huybrechts (-); Iris Pigeot (-); Luis A Moreno (-)
The British journal of nutrition, 113 ( 3 ) s. 517-25
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Exploring changes in children's diet over time and the relationship between these changes and socio-economic status (SES) may help to understand the impact of social inequalities on dietary patterns. The aim of the present study was to describe dietary patterns by applying a cluster analysis to 9301 children participating in the baseline (2-9 years old) and follow-up (4-11 years old) surveys of the Identification and Prevention of Dietary- and Lifestyle-induced Health Effects in Children and Infants Study, and to describe the cluster memberships of these children over time and their association with SES. We applied the K-means clustering algorithm based on the similarities between the relative frequencies of consumption of forty-two food items. The following three consistent clusters were obtained at baseline and follow-up: processed (higher frequency of consumption of snacks and fast food); sweet (higher frequency of consumption of sweet foods and sweetened drinks); healthy (higher frequency of consumption of fruits, vegetables and wholemeal products). Children with higher-educated mothers and fathers and the highest household income were more likely to be allocated to the healthy cluster at baseline and follow-up and less likely to be allocated to the sweet cluster. Migrants were more likely to be allocated to the processed cluster at baseline and follow-up. Applying the cluster analysis to derive dietary patterns at the two time points allowed us to identify groups of children from a lower socio-economic background presenting persistently unhealthier dietary profiles. This finding reflects the need for healthy eating interventions specifically targeting children from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
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MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP ->
Folkhälsovetenskap, global hälsa, socialmedicin och epidemiologi
Child, Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena, Child, Preschool, Diet, adverse effects, statistics & numerical data, Dietary Carbohydrates, administration & dosage, Educational Status, Europe, Fast Foods, Female, Fruit, Health Status, Humans, Life Style, Male, Parents, Primary Prevention, Prospective Studies, Snacks, Social Class, Vegetables
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