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Title: Conclusions of the Canary Island nutrition survey (1997-98). Foundations for nutrition policy in the Canary Islands
Other Titles: Conclusiones de la Encuesta de Nutrición de Canarias (1997-98). Bases para una politica de nutrición en Canarias
Authors: Serra Majem, Lluís 
Cabrera Léon, Antonio
Sierra López, Antonio
UNESCO Clasification: 3206 Ciencias de la nutrición
Keywords: Nutritional Survey
Nutrition Objectives
Nutritional Policy
Canary Islands
Dietary Guidelines
Anthropometric measurements
Eating habits
Issue Date: 2000
Journal: Archivos latinoamericanos de nutrición 
Abstract: The principal findings of the Canary Island Nutrition survey (ENCA). 1997-98 are presented. This survey was realised to obtain the following objectives: to evaluate eating habits and nutritional status utilising dietary, anthropometric and biochemical indicators in the Canary Island population along with determining lifestyle factors and the prevalence of the main cardiovascular risk factors. Additionally, a survey evaluating food-related knowledge and attitudes was also carried out. To attain this end, a cross-sectional study was realised in a representative sample of the Canary Island population aged 6 to 75 years (n=1,747). This article summarises the key findings related to study objectives as well as study-derived recommendations to br realised within a Canary Island heath and nutrition policy framework. For this purpose, the development of food based dietary guidelines addressed to meet target nutrients is needed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/44875
ISSN: 0004-0622
Source: Archivos latinoamericanos de nutrición [ISSN 0004-0622], v. 50 (1) (sup. 1), p. 62-70, (Marzo 2000)
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