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Title Alternative
Dietary diversity and healthy lifestyle
Author
Yun, Yuna The University of Tokushima
Omine, Mariko The University of Tokushima
Mori, Sarasa The University of Tokushima
Aki, Nanako Tokushima University
Shikama, Yosuke Tokushima University|National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology KAKEN Search Researchers
Bando, Yukiko Tokushima University
Keywords
dietary diversity
lifestyle
healthy conscious
Japanese workers
cross-sectional study
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
The aim of this study was to clarify the characteristics of lifestyle and health awareness according to dietary diversity in a Japanese worksite population. The participants were 1,312 men and women aged 20 to 63 years who were living in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan during the period 2012-2013. We obtained anthropometric data and information on lifestyle characteristics using a self-administered questionnaire. Dietary intake was assessed using a food frequency questionnaire, and dietary diversity was determined using the Quantitative Index for Dietary Diversity (QUANTIDD). The characteristics of lifestyle and health awareness according to quartiles of the QUANTIDD score were assessed using the chi-square test and a general linear model. The higher the QUANTIDD score was, the larger were the proportions of participants who knew the appropriate amount of dietary intake and participants who referred to nutritional component information when choosing and / or buying food. Among participants with higher QUANTIDD scores, the proportion of participants who considered their current diet was good was high in women, whereas the proportion of participants who wanted to improve their diet in the future was high in men. Those results indicate that higher dietary diversity was related to better characteristics of lifestyle and awareness of health.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Publisher
Tokushima University Faculty of Medicine
Volume
67
Issue
3-4
Start Page
255
End Page
264
Sort Key
255
Published Date
2020-08
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language
eng
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Medical Sciences
University Hospital