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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

versão impressa ISSN 1679-4974versão On-line ISSN 2237-9622

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CLARO, Rafael Moreira et al. Unhealthy food consumption related to chronic non-communicable diseases in Brazil: National Health Survey, 2013Unhealthy food consumption related to chronic non-communicable diseases in Brazil: National Health Survey, 2013. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2015, vol.24, n.2, pp.257-265. ISSN 1679-4974.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5123/S1679-49742015000200008.

OBJECTIVE:

to describe the consumption of unhealthy foods considered risk factors for chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) according to regional and sociodemographic characteristics of Brazilian adults.

METHODS:

cross-sectional survey representative of the Brazilian population aged ≥18 years using 2013 National Health Survey data; consumption frequencies were calculated by sex, age and education level; consumption indicators were meat with excess fat, whole milk, soft drinks and sweets.

RESULTS:

among the 60,202 respondents, frequency of consumption of meat with excess fat was 37.2% (95%CI: 36.4-38.0), whole milk, 60.6% (95%CI: 59.8-61.4), regular consumption of soft drinks, 23.4% (95%CI: 22.7%-24.1), and regular consumption of candy and desserts, 21.7% (95%CI: 21.0-22.3); these factors were more common among men, young individuals and those with less schooling.

CONCLUSION:

Consumption of dietary risk factors for NCDs is high in the Brazilian population.

Palavras-chave : Health Surveys; Chronic Disease; Life Style; Feeding Behavior; Epidemiology, Descriptive; Health Surveys; Chronic Disease; Life Style; Feeding Behavior; Epidemiology, Descriptive.

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