Nutritional status in 9 European countries: Preliminary results of EU funded Truefood and Q-Porkchains consumer surveys

F Vanhonacker, Cueto Perez, Georgios Chrysochoidis, Joachim Scholderer, Klaus Grunert, M Hersleth, Wim Verbeke

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Abstract

Objective: To describe and compare current levels of overweight and obesity in 9 European countries, according to their health perceptions and socio-demographic characteristics. Design: Cross Sectional Web based surveys in Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Norway, Poland, October 2007 and in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Poland, January 2008; with quota samples on gender, age, re gional distribution and living environment. Anthropometrics were constructed from self-reported height and weight. Subjects: 4726 in October 2007; 2437 in January 2008, 50% males and 50% females, aged 20-70 y. Results: The prevalence of obesity in adults varied from 12% in Italy to 27% in Denmark. Gender differences were significant in all countries (p
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2008
EventVIIth International Congress on the Mediterranean Diet Year - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 11 Mar 200812 Mar 2008

Conference

ConferenceVIIth International Congress on the Mediterranean Diet Year
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period11/03/0812/03/08

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