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Author Weigel, M.M.; Armijos, R.X.; Racines, M.; Cevallos, W.
Title Food Insecurity Is Associated with Undernutrition but Not Overnutrition in Ecuadorian Women from Low-Income Urban Neighborhoods Type Journal Article
Year 2016 Publication Journal of Environmental and Public Health Abbreviated Journal J Environ Public Health
Volume 2016 Issue Pages (down) 8149459
Keywords Adolescent; Adult; Child; Ecuador/epidemiology; Female; Food Supply/*statistics & numerical data; Humans; Male; Malnutrition/*epidemiology/etiology; Middle Aged; *Nutritional Status; Overnutrition/*epidemiology/etiology; Poverty; Prevalence; Urban Population; Young Adult
Abstract Household food insecurity (HFI) is becoming an increasingly important issue in Latin America and other regions undergoing rapid urbanization and nutrition transition. The survey investigated the association of HFI with the nutritional status of 794 adult women living in households with children in low-income neighborhoods in Quito, Ecuador. Data were collected on sociodemographic characteristics, household food security status, and nutritional status indicators (dietary intake, anthropometry, and blood hemoglobin). Data were analyzed using multivariate methods. The findings identified revealed a high HFI prevalence (81%) among the urban households that was associated with lower per capita income and maternal education; long-term neighborhood residency appeared protective. HFI was associated with lower dietary quality and diversity and an increased likelihood of anemia and short stature but not increased high-calorie food intake or generalized or abdominal obesity. Although significant progress has been made in recent years, low dietary diversity, anemia, and growth stunting/short stature in the Ecuadorian maternal-child population continue to be major public health challenges. The study findings suggest that improving urban food security may help to improve these nutritional outcomes. They also underscore the need for food security policies and targeted interventions for urban households and systematic surveillance to assess their impact.
Address Facultad de Ciencias Medicas, Universidad Central del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
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Publisher Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 1687-9805 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes PMID:27110253 Approved no
Call Number ref @ user @ Serial 97677
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Author Weigel, M.M.; Armijos, R.X.; Racines, M.; Cevallos, W.
Title Food Insecurity Is Associated with Undernutrition but Not Overnutrition in Ecuadorian Women from Low-Income Urban Neighborhoods Type Journal Article
Year 2016 Publication Journal of Environmental and Public Health Abbreviated Journal J Environ Public Health
Volume 2016 Issue Pages (down) 8149459
Keywords Adolescent; Adult; Child; Ecuador/epidemiology; Female; Food Supply/*statistics & numerical data; Humans; Male; Malnutrition/*epidemiology/etiology; Middle Aged; *Nutritional Status; Overnutrition/*epidemiology/etiology; Poverty; Prevalence; Urban Population; Young Adult
Abstract Household food insecurity (HFI) is becoming an increasingly important issue in Latin America and other regions undergoing rapid urbanization and nutrition transition. The survey investigated the association of HFI with the nutritional status of 794 adult women living in households with children in low-income neighborhoods in Quito, Ecuador. Data were collected on sociodemographic characteristics, household food security status, and nutritional status indicators (dietary intake, anthropometry, and blood hemoglobin). Data were analyzed using multivariate methods. The findings identified revealed a high HFI prevalence (81%) among the urban households that was associated with lower per capita income and maternal education; long-term neighborhood residency appeared protective. HFI was associated with lower dietary quality and diversity and an increased likelihood of anemia and short stature but not increased high-calorie food intake or generalized or abdominal obesity. Although significant progress has been made in recent years, low dietary diversity, anemia, and growth stunting/short stature in the Ecuadorian maternal-child population continue to be major public health challenges. The study findings suggest that improving urban food security may help to improve these nutritional outcomes. They also underscore the need for food security policies and targeted interventions for urban households and systematic surveillance to assess their impact.
Address Facultad de Ciencias Medicas, Universidad Central del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
Corporate Author Thesis
Publisher Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 1687-9805 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes PMID:27110253 Approved no
Call Number ref @ user @ Serial 98053
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Author Gomez, F.; Corchuelo, J.; Curcio, C.-L.; Calzada, M.-T.; Mendez, F.
Title SABE Colombia: Survey on Health, Well-Being, and Aging in Colombia-Study Design and Protocol Type Journal Article
Year 2016 Publication Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research Abbreviated Journal Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res
Volume 2016 Issue Pages (down) 7910205
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Abstract Objective. To describe the design of the SABE Colombia study. The major health study of the old people in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is the Survey on Health, Well-Being, and Aging in LAC, SABE (from initials in Spanish: SAlud, Bienestar & Envejecimiento). Methods. The SABE Colombia is a population-based cross-sectional study on health, aging, and well-being of elderly individuals aged at least 60 years focusing attention on social determinants of health inequities. Methods and design were similar to original LAC SABE. The total sample size of the study at the urban and rural research sites (244 municipalities) was 23.694 elderly Colombians representative of the total population. The study had three components: (1) a questionnaire covering active aging determinants including anthropometry, blood pressure measurement, physical function, and biochemical and hematological measures; (2) a subsample survey among family caregivers; (3) a qualitative study with gender and cultural perspectives of quality of life to understand different dimensions of people meanings. Conclusions. The SABE Colombia is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary study of the elderly with respect to active aging determinants. The results of this study are intended to inform public policies aimed at tackling health inequalities for the aging society in Colombia.
Address Escuela de Salud Publica, Universidad del Valle, Research Group of Epidemiology and Population Health (GEPH), Cali, Colombia
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Publisher Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 1687-7063 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes PMID:27956896 Approved no
Call Number ref @ user @ Serial 97046
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Author Gomez, F.; Corchuelo, J.; Curcio, C.-L.; Calzada, M.-T.; Mendez, F.
Title SABE Colombia: Survey on Health, Well-Being, and Aging in Colombia-Study Design and Protocol Type Journal Article
Year 2016 Publication Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research Abbreviated Journal Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res
Volume 2016 Issue Pages (down) 7910205
Keywords
Abstract Objective. To describe the design of the SABE Colombia study. The major health study of the old people in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is the Survey on Health, Well-Being, and Aging in LAC, SABE (from initials in Spanish: SAlud, Bienestar & Envejecimiento). Methods. The SABE Colombia is a population-based cross-sectional study on health, aging, and well-being of elderly individuals aged at least 60 years focusing attention on social determinants of health inequities. Methods and design were similar to original LAC SABE. The total sample size of the study at the urban and rural research sites (244 municipalities) was 23.694 elderly Colombians representative of the total population. The study had three components: (1) a questionnaire covering active aging determinants including anthropometry, blood pressure measurement, physical function, and biochemical and hematological measures; (2) a subsample survey among family caregivers; (3) a qualitative study with gender and cultural perspectives of quality of life to understand different dimensions of people meanings. Conclusions. The SABE Colombia is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary study of the elderly with respect to active aging determinants. The results of this study are intended to inform public policies aimed at tackling health inequalities for the aging society in Colombia.
Address Escuela de Salud Publica, Universidad del Valle, Research Group of Epidemiology and Population Health (GEPH), Cali, Colombia
Corporate Author Thesis
Publisher Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 1687-7063 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes PMID:27956896 Approved no
Call Number ref @ user @ Serial 97086
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Author Gomez, F.; Corchuelo, J.; Curcio, C.-L.; Calzada, M.-T.; Mendez, F.
Title SABE Colombia: Survey on Health, Well-Being, and Aging in Colombia-Study Design and Protocol Type Journal Article
Year 2016 Publication Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research Abbreviated Journal Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res
Volume 2016 Issue Pages (down) 7910205
Keywords
Abstract Objective. To describe the design of the SABE Colombia study. The major health study of the old people in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is the Survey on Health, Well-Being, and Aging in LAC, SABE (from initials in Spanish: SAlud, Bienestar & Envejecimiento). Methods. The SABE Colombia is a population-based cross-sectional study on health, aging, and well-being of elderly individuals aged at least 60 years focusing attention on social determinants of health inequities. Methods and design were similar to original LAC SABE. The total sample size of the study at the urban and rural research sites (244 municipalities) was 23.694 elderly Colombians representative of the total population. The study had three components: (1) a questionnaire covering active aging determinants including anthropometry, blood pressure measurement, physical function, and biochemical and hematological measures; (2) a subsample survey among family caregivers; (3) a qualitative study with gender and cultural perspectives of quality of life to understand different dimensions of people meanings. Conclusions. The SABE Colombia is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary study of the elderly with respect to active aging determinants. The results of this study are intended to inform public policies aimed at tackling health inequalities for the aging society in Colombia.
Address Escuela de Salud Publica, Universidad del Valle, Research Group of Epidemiology and Population Health (GEPH), Cali, Colombia
Corporate Author Thesis
Publisher Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 1687-7063 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes PMID:27956896 Approved no
Call Number ref @ user @ Serial 97126
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