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Food Habits Related To Osteoporosis in Women in Iran

Author(s): Maryam Rafraf | Behnaz Bazyun

Journal: Health Promotion Perspectives
ISSN 2228-6497

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 111;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Women | Food Habits | Osteoporosis | Iran

0TBackground: 0TOsteoporosis is an important public health problem. The aim of this study was to investigate food habits and 0Tsome factors related to0T osteoporosis in women in Iran.Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 399 childbearing age women who were attending health centers and 200 healthcare providers in 2007. Food habits and dietary calcium intake was evaluated by food frequency questionnaire and 24-hour recall method. Weight and height of subjects were also measured. Independent t-test, Mann-withney U test, 0TPearson, Spearman and 0TPartial0T correlation coefficient tests 0Twere used for analyzing of data.Results: Two groups of women had calcium intake deficiency. Daily frequency of milk, cheese, fruit and coffee consumptions in healthcare providers (0.82±0.82, 0.94±0.49, 2.01±1.28 and 0.84±2.05, P
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