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Socio-demographic influences on trends of fish consumption during later adult life in the Whitehall II study

Akbaraly, TN; Brunner, EJ; (2008) Socio-demographic influences on trends of fish consumption during later adult life in the Whitehall II study. BRIT J NUTR , 100 (5) 1116 - 1127. 10.1017/S0007114508971312. Green open access

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Abstract

Our aim was to investigate how socio-demographic factors influence trends and age-related trajectories of fish consumption. We examined consumption of total, fried and recommended fish (white and oily fish. and shellfish) in the Whitehall 11 study over I I years in participants aged 39-59 years at phase 3. The cohort included 8358 British civil servants who completed a FFQ at phase 3 (1991-3). phase 5 (1997-9. n 5430) and phase 7 (2002-4 n 5692). Occupational grade. ethnicity, marital and retirement status were collected at each phase. To analyse changes in age-related trends of fish intake over time according to socio-demographic characteristics. we applied a random mixed-effect model. Over the follow-up a significant increase in consumption of 'recommended' (mean: 1.85 to 2.22 portions/week) and total fish (mean: 2.32 to 2.65 portions/week) and a decreasing trend in fried-fish intake (mean: 0.47 to 0.43 portions/week) was observed. Recommended. fried and total fish consumption differed by occupational status, ethnicity. marital Status and sex. The trend of age-related fish intake diverged significantly by ethnicity. In South Asian participants (n 432). slope of recommended-fish consumption was significantly higher compared with white participants (0.077 v. 0.025 portions/week per year). For black participants (n 275) slope of fried-fish intake was significantly higher compared with white participants (0.0052 v. -0.0025 portions/week per year). In terms of public health. our descriptive and analytical work allows detailed Understanding of the impact of socio-demographic factors oil fish intake and its age-related trends. Such information is Valuable for food policies that seek to promote health equity.

Type: Article
Title: Socio-demographic influences on trends of fish consumption during later adult life in the Whitehall II study
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0007114508971312
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007114508971312
Language: English
Additional information: © The Authors 2008
Keywords: Fish-consumption trajectories, Socio-demographic factors, Random-effect models, Prospective studies, Middle age, FOOD-FREQUENCY QUESTIONNAIRE, DIETARY-INTAKE, SOCIOECONOMIC-STATUS, BRITISH ADULTS, RISK-FACTORS, FATTY-ACIDS, NUTRITION, PATTERNS, INEQUALITIES, STYLE
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Behavioural Science and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/87255
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