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Dietary Survey of Afrocaribbeans - FS2406

Description
The study will aim to characterise the diets of 200 AfroCaribbean men and women aged 25-79 years. Subjects will be taken from general practice lists in inner city Manchester. Diet will be assessed on all subjects by food frequency questionnaire; and by weighed intake and 24 hour recall on randomly selected sub-groups. Details of recipies , food preparation and portion sizes consumed will be obtained. Analysis of the data will assess patterns of traditional AfroCaribbean food use, and enable characterisation of subjects into those with traditional Afrocaribbean food use, and enable characterisation of subjects into those with traditional or more European eating habits.
Objective
1. Characterisation of the diets of AfroCaribbean adults livibg in Manchester using a range of dietary assessment techniques. 2. To describe patterns of traditional AfroCaribbean food use and characterisation of subjects with traditional or more European eating habits. 3. To provide information on alcohol consumption - type of alcohol and amount consumed including punches. 4. To detail recipie information, food preparation practices and portion sizes consumed including details on the use of herbs and spices in recipies and cooking. 5. To describe the use of dietary supplements including vitamin supplements and use of tonics. 6. To compare the sample, in terms of diet, age, sex, body mass index and other lifstyle data with general population data.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1995

To: 1995

Cost: £26,025
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Manchester
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