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Article: Associations between dietary habits and risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in a Hong Kong Chinese working population - The "Better Health for Better Hong Kong" (BHBHK) health promotion campaign

TitleAssociations between dietary habits and risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in a Hong Kong Chinese working population - The "Better Health for Better Hong Kong" (BHBHK) health promotion campaign
Authors
Issue Date2007
PublisherH E C Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.healthyeatingclub.com/APJCN/
Citation
Asia Pacific Journal Of Clinical Nutrition, 2007, v. 16 n. 4, p. 757-765 How to Cite?
AbstractDiet and nutritional status have been shown to play pivotal roles in the occurrence of many chronic diseases. In this study, we examined the patterns of dietary habits and their relationships with risk factors for cardiovascular and chronic diseases in Hong Kong working populations. In April 2000, a 5-year territory-wide health promotion campaign supported by the Li Ka Shing Foundation was launched in Hong Kong by the Health InfoWorld of Hospital Authority. Between July 2000 and March 2002, 4841 Chinese subjects [2375 (49.1%) men and 2466 (50.9%) women, mean age: 42.4 ± 8.9 years (median: 43.0 years, range: 17-83 years)] from the general working class were recruited. Subjects were randomly selected using computer generated codes according to the distribution of occupational groups. A dietary questionnaire was used to assess 6 core dietary habits: daily fruit intake, vegetable intake, fluid intake, sugary drinks, regularity of daily meals and number of dining out each day. Overall, men had a worse cardiovascular risk profile and less desirable dietary habits than women. Those who had more unhealthy dietary habits were more likely to be obese and current smokers. Using logistic regression analysis with the dietary habits as independent variables, we found that obesity, smoking and constipation were independently associated with various unhealthy dietary patterns. In conclusion, there were close associations between dietary habits and risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in Hong Kong. More effective community education about healthy lifestyle is required in Hong Kong.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172179
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dc.contributor.authorKo, GTCen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, JCNen_US
dc.contributor.authorTong, SDYen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, AWYen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, PTSen_US
dc.contributor.authorHui, SSCen_US
dc.contributor.authorKwok, Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, CLWen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:20:34Z-
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dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.citationAsia Pacific Journal Of Clinical Nutrition, 2007, v. 16 n. 4, p. 757-765en_US
dc.identifier.issn0964-7058en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172179-
dc.description.abstractDiet and nutritional status have been shown to play pivotal roles in the occurrence of many chronic diseases. In this study, we examined the patterns of dietary habits and their relationships with risk factors for cardiovascular and chronic diseases in Hong Kong working populations. In April 2000, a 5-year territory-wide health promotion campaign supported by the Li Ka Shing Foundation was launched in Hong Kong by the Health InfoWorld of Hospital Authority. Between July 2000 and March 2002, 4841 Chinese subjects [2375 (49.1%) men and 2466 (50.9%) women, mean age: 42.4 ± 8.9 years (median: 43.0 years, range: 17-83 years)] from the general working class were recruited. Subjects were randomly selected using computer generated codes according to the distribution of occupational groups. A dietary questionnaire was used to assess 6 core dietary habits: daily fruit intake, vegetable intake, fluid intake, sugary drinks, regularity of daily meals and number of dining out each day. Overall, men had a worse cardiovascular risk profile and less desirable dietary habits than women. Those who had more unhealthy dietary habits were more likely to be obese and current smokers. Using logistic regression analysis with the dietary habits as independent variables, we found that obesity, smoking and constipation were independently associated with various unhealthy dietary patterns. In conclusion, there were close associations between dietary habits and risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in Hong Kong. More effective community education about healthy lifestyle is required in Hong Kong.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherH E C Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.healthyeatingclub.com/APJCN/en_US
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dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 And Overen_US
dc.subject.meshAlcohol Drinkingen_US
dc.subject.meshCardiovascular Diseases - Epidemiology - Etiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshChronic Diseaseen_US
dc.subject.meshConstipation - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshFood Habitsen_US
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dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshNutrition Surveysen_US
dc.subject.meshNutritional Statusen_US
dc.subject.meshObesity - Complications - Epidemiologyen_US
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dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshSex Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshSmoking - Adverse Effects - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshVegetablesen_US
dc.titleAssociations between dietary habits and risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in a Hong Kong Chinese working population - The "Better Health for Better Hong Kong" (BHBHK) health promotion campaignen_US
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