Document Type

Theses, Ph.D

Rights

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Disciplines

1.6 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Publication Details

Thesis submitted for the award of Doctor of Philosophy from the Dublin Institute of Technology, 2008.

Abstract

Demographic, socio-economic, attitudinal, dietary, health behavioural and anthropometric data were collected from 221 “disadvantaged” and 74 “advantaged” women aged 18-35 years across Dublin, according to the provisions of a novel socio-economic sampling frame. Internal and external validation techniques established the dietary assessment method of choice and identified “valid” dietary reporters (n=216, 153 disadvantaged, 63 advantaged) among this sample. Five qualitative focus groups (n=5-8 per group) were also conducted among disadvantaged women to examine their diet and health behaviour choices. Lower intakes of fruit and vegetables (172g/d vs. 405g/d, p

DOI

10.21427/D75014