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Prospective associations between socio-economic status and dietary patterns in European children: the Identification and Prevention of Dietary- and Lifestyle-induced Health Effects in Children and Infants (IDEFICS) Study
Univ Zaragoza, Fac Hlth Sci, GENUD Growth Exercise Nutr & Dev Res Grp, E-50009 Zaragoza, Spain / Leibniz Inst Prevent Res & Epidemiol BIPS, Bremen, Germany.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4145-5103
Leibniz Inst Prevent Res & Epidemiol BIPS, Bremen, Germany.
Univ Bremen, Inst Publ Hlth & Nursing Sci IPP, D-28359 Bremen, Germany.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5623-8160
Copenhagen Business Sch, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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2015 (English)In: British Journal of Nutrition, ISSN 0007-1145, E-ISSN 1475-2662, Vol. 113, no 3, p. 517-525Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Exploring changes in children's diet over time and the relationship between these changes and socio-economic status (SES) may help to understand the impact of social inequalities on dietary patterns. The aim of the present study was to describe dietary patterns by applying a cluster analysis to 9301 children participating in the baseline (2-9 years old) and follow-up (4-11 years old) surveys of the Identification and Prevention of Dietary-and Lifestyle-induced Health Effects in Children and Infants Study, and to describe the cluster memberships of these children over time and their association with SES. We applied the K-means clustering algorithm based on the similarities between the relative frequencies of consumption of forty-two food items. The following three consistent clusters were obtained at baseline and follow-up: processed (higher frequency of consumption of snacks and fast food); sweet (higher frequency of consumption of sweet foods and sweetened drinks); healthy (higher frequency of consumption of fruits, vegetables and wholemeal products). Children with higher-educated mothers and fathers and the highest household income were more likely to be allocated to the healthy cluster at baseline and follow-up and less likely to be allocated to the sweet cluster. Migrants were more likely to be allocated to the processed cluster at baseline and follow-up. Applying the cluster analysis to derive dietary patterns at the two time points allowed us to identify groups of children from a lower socio-economic background presenting persistently unhealthier dietary profiles. This finding reflects the need for healthy eating interventions specifically targeting children from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

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Cambridge University Press, 2015. Vol. 113, no 3, p. 517-525
Keywords [en]
Cluster analysis, Dietary behaviour, FFQ, Income, Maternal education, Paternal education
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-14432DOI: 10.1017/S0007114514003663ISI: 000350230300014PubMedID: 25563904Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84922522259OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-14432DiVA, id: diva2:1157630
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Group Author(s): IDEFICS Consortium

Available from: 2017-11-16 Created: 2017-11-16 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved

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