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Assessing food dietary intakes in Japanese-Brazilians using factor analysis

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Agostinho Gimeno, Suely Godoy [1] ; Andreoni, Solange [1] ; Gouvea Ferreira, Sandra Roberta [2] ; Franco, Laercio Joel [3] ; Cardoso, Marly Augusto [2]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Prevent Med, BR-04038034 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Saude Publ, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med Ribeirao Preto, Ribeirao Preto - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Cadernos de Saúde Pública; v. 26, n. 11, p. 2157-2167, NOV 2010.
Web of Science Citations: 4

We describe the use of factor analysis for assessing food habits in Japanese-Brazilians. Dietary data from 1,283 participants of a cross-sectional study were used. Besides statistical criteria, we also used the conceptual meaning of identified profiles to obtain scores for dietary patterns (Japanese or Western profile). Paired Student t test, linear regression and Poisson models were used to verify the existence of relationship between these scores and generation, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and presence of metabolic syndrome, respectively. First generation subjects had higher mean Japanese profile scores and lower Western profile scores than those of second generation. The Western dietary pattern was associated with BMI (p = 0.001), waist circumference (p = 0.023) and metabolic syndrome (p < 0.05). We concluded that these scores were able to discriminate subjects who maintained their traditional Japanese lifestyle or otherwise, and that the incorporation of a Western lifestyle is associated to high values of BMI, waist circumference and presence of metabolic syndrome. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 98/04178-7 - Diabetes mellitus and Associate Diseases in the Japanese-Brazilian community from Bauru - Fase II
Grantee:Sandra Roberta Gouvea Ferreira Vivolo
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants