Fruits and vegetables intake are associated with ethnicity and socio-demographic factors in Mauritius

  • Badurally Adam B
  • Mahomoodally M
  • Subratty A
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Abstract

Purpose – Fruits and vegetables intake (FVI) in the human diet is strongly related to health status and incidence of diseases. The purpose of this paper is to hypothesize that demographic factors and food insecurity could be associated with the frequency of FVI in a multicultural community such as Mauritius. Design/methodology/approach – Information pertaining to socio-demographic factors, anthropometric measurements, medical history, lifestyle factors, reason(s) for dietary choice and food insecurity factors were amassed randomly from 374 adults. Findings – The mean FVI was found to be significantly lower (p

Author-supplied keywords

  • Adults
  • Demographic factors
  • Diet
  • Diseases
  • Food insecurity
  • Fruits
  • Mauritius
  • Vegetables

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