Characteristics and nutrient intake of Taiwanese elderly vegetarians: Evidence from a national survey

Chun Jen Huang, Yen Chun Fan, Jen Fang Liu, Pei Shan Tsai

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摘要

The present study examines the prevalence and characteristics of vegetarians in the Taiwanese elderly. We analysed data from the Elderly Nutrition and Health Survey in Taiwan (1999â€"2000), which used a multi-staged, stratified, clustered probability sampling design. Community-dwelling elderly (n 1071), aged 65 years and older, were included. Sociodemographic, anthropometric, lifestyle and metabolic variables, and eating habits were obtained through household interviews and health examinations. Nutrient intake was assessed using a 24 h dietary recall. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was performed to examine factors significantly and independently associated with vegetarian status and to estimate the OR of the hypertension and the metabolic syndrome (MS) for vegetarians compared with omnivores. About 25 % of the Taiwanese elderly persons were vegetarians. Systolic pressure (OR 1•01, 95 % CI 1, 1•02, P = 0•038), female sex (OR 5•02, 95 % CI 3•11, 8•1, PÂ

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)451-460
頁數10
期刊British Journal of Nutrition
106
發行號3
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 八月 14 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 醫藥(雜項)
  • 營養與營養學
  • 醫藥 (全部)

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