Household food procurement and nutritional status of teaches in Pitas, Nabawan and Kota Kinabalu

Kuan Shuping (2009) Household food procurement and nutritional status of teaches in Pitas, Nabawan and Kota Kinabalu. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)


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There is a lack of data on the nutritional status and household food procurement of teachers in urban and rural areas in Malaysia. This study evaluates the pattern of food procurement and the nutritional status assessment in rural and urban school teacher's households. The factors of family health, freshness of raw ingredients and food price are rated as most important influencing the food procurement. The eating patterns information assists in efforts to address obesity and diet-related chronic diseases among adults. The hypotheses test that the BMI mean and the average fat intake are higher in rural than urban areas' teachers. The method used is a crosssectional descriptive study with quasi-random sampling of the respondents. The sample size of the 51 teachers surveyed is taken from three different locations, Pitas, Nabawan and Kota Kinaba/u. There is no significant difference in the mean body mass index (8MI) between the teachers in the rural and urban areas (p=0.342). There is no significant relationship and differences in the means of the average fat intake between the two areas (p=0.462). The physical activity of the respondents has no significant relationship between the urban and the rural areas. There are correlations between the net income in one month net income in one month with the percentage expenses of canned foods, vegetables and fruits, and the junk foods. The expenses in one month showed 33.0% on rice, grains, cereal and tubers group, and fish, poultry meat and legumes group 30.8%, and traditional kuih-muih and cakes at 29.7%.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nutritional, Nutritional status, Food procurement, School teacher, Pitas, Nabawan, Sabah
Subjects: T Technology > TX Home economics > TX1-1110 Home economics > TX341-641 Nutrition. Foods and food supply
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Food Science and Nutrition
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2012 17:20
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 09:34

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