Food shopping habits, physical activity and health-related indicators among adults aged >=70 years

JL Thompson, GF Bentley, MG Davis, JC Coulson, A Stathi, KR Fox

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Abstract

Objective: To investigate the food shopping habits of older adults in the UK and explore their potential associations with selected health-related indicators. Design: A cross-sectional study including objectively measured physical activity levels, BMI, physical function and self-reported health status and dietary intake. Setting: Bristol, UK. Subjects: A total of 240 older adults aged >=70 years living independently. Results: Mean age was 78.1 (SD 5.7) years; 66.7% were overweight or obese and 4% were underweight. Most (80.0%) carried out their own food shopping; 53.3% shopped at least once weekly. Women were more likely to shop alone (P
Translated title of the contributionFood shopping habits, physical activity and health-related indicators among adults aged >=70 years
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1640 - 1649
Number of pages10
JournalPublic Health Nutrition
Volume14(9)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Bibliographical note

Publisher: The Nutrition Society

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