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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

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CARVALHO, Edilaine Oliveira  and  ROCHA, Emersom Ferreira da. Consumption to feed of resident adult population in rural area of the city of Ibatiba (ES, Brazil). Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.1, pp.179-185. ISSN 1678-4561.

It is a transverse study where a questionnaire of alimentary frequency was applied (QAF) in 150 adults resident of the rural area of the city of Ibatiba (ES, Brazil). QAF classified the alimentary consumption as: habitual (> 4 times in the week), not habitual (<4 times in the week) and rarely (1 time a month), with objective of correlating the alimentary consumption with the chronic-degenerative diseases. The results evidenced a habitual consumption of rice, breads, stalk, bean, cow milk, animal fat, margarine, sugar and coffee, and a non habitual consumption of cake, potato, cookies, manioc, sweet potato, chayote, carrot, beet, pumpkin, juice of fruits, banana, orange, guava, mango and tangerine. It can be concluded that the feeding habit presented by the studied population it can come to increase in a medium or long period the prevalence and occurrences of chronic-degenerative diseases as hypertension, diabetes, obesity and coronary diseases. The alimentary consumption of this population needs concern, because when compared with the national patterns, it is observed some inadequacies, and it is known that this picture comes to every day causing damages the public health.

Keywords : Feeding consumption; Chronic-degenerative non-transmissible diseases; Balanced feeding; Rural population.

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