Examining Canadians’ Food Choices Related To Osteoporosis And Calcium Content

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dc.contributor.author McLeod, Katherine M
dc.contributor.author Johnson, Shanthi
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-18T20:22:10Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-18T20:22:10Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10294/3307
dc.description.abstract In Canada approximately 1 in 4 women and 1 in 8 men over 50 years of age suffer from osteoporosis. Adequate calcium intake plays a fundamental role in the prevention and management of osteoporosis; however, the majority of older adults have intakes far below recommended amounts. This study determined the relationship between choosing foods because of concern about osteoporosis and choosing foods because of calcium content. Analysis was based on weighted data from 16,325 men and women over 50 years of age from the Canadian Community Health Survey (2007-2008). Chi-square and gender-stratified logistic regression analysis determined the association between gender, age, and food choices. Regardless of age group, women were more likely to choose foods because of calcium content and osteoporosis concern than men (p < 0.01). Controlling for education, income, marital status, and age, choosing foods because of osteoporosis concern was a significant predictor of choosing food based on calcium content for men (OR = 12.08, 95%CI: 11.94-12.23; p = <0.01) and women (OR = 10.99, 95%CI: 10.86-11.08; p = <0.01). These results have practice implications in that older adults who are aware of osteoporosis are likely to consume calcium and thus prevent or manage the disease. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Regina Graduate Students' Association en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Session 4.2 en_US
dc.subject Osteoporosis en_US
dc.subject Nutrition en_US
dc.subject Older adults en_US
dc.title Examining Canadians’ Food Choices Related To Osteoporosis And Calcium Content en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.description.authorstatus Student en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US

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