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Socio-economic status and ethnicity are independently associated with dietary patterns: the HELIUS-Dietary Patterns study

Dekker, Louise H.; Nicolaou, Mary; van Dam, Rob M.; de Vries, Jeanne H. M.; de Boer, Evelien J.; Brants, Henny A. M.; Beukers, Marja H.; Snijder, Marieke B.; Stronks, Karien

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2015

10/ggpq55

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The adoption of the Western diet has been suggested to increase the risk of adverse health effects such as obesity and type 2 diabetes (9), also among ethnic minority groups (10). [...]this paper aims to describe the dietary patterns of one of the largest ethnic minority groups in the Netherlands (South Asian and African origin Surinamese) in comparison with the majority, Dutch origin, population and to investigate to what extent SES characteristics of these populations contribute to differences in dietary patterns both between and within ethnic groups. Assessment of dietary patterns Dietary patterns were derived on the basis of principal components analysis (PCA), which assesses the correlations between food groups to identify the underlying patterns in the data.\n A prospective cohort study of dietary patterns of non-western migrants in the Netherlands in relation to risk factors for cardiovascular diseases:

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education; HELIUS study; non-Western ethnic minority groups; occupation

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