SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.24 issue2High self-reported salt intake in adults: data from the National Health Survey, Brazil, 2013Prevalence and sociodemographic distribution of healthy eating markers, National Health Survey, Brazil 2013 author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Journal

Article

Indicators

Related links

Share


Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

Print version ISSN 1679-4974On-line version ISSN 2237-9622

Abstract

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 2237-9622.  https://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.

Keywords : Health Surveys; Chronic Disease; Life Style; Feeding Behavior; Epidemiology, Descriptive; Health Surveys; Chronic Disease; Life Style; Feeding Behavior; Epidemiology, Descriptive.

        · abstract in Portuguese | Spanish     · text in English | Portuguese     · English ( pdf ) | Portuguese ( pdf )