Characteristics influencing daily consumption of fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy products in older adults with hypertension

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to examine the character-istics that may influence fruit, vegetable, and dairy intake in older adults with hypertension. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in a random sample of older adults who participate in a Pennsylvania pharmaceutical assistance program. Among those who reported having hypertension (N = 592), daily fruit/vegetable intake was more prevalent among women, those who were older, and those who spent more time with others. Daily intake of dairy foods was more prevalent among women and whites as well as those who exhibited certain health-conscious behaviors and those who spent more time with others.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-33
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Nutrition for the Elderly
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 26 2004

Keywords

  • Dairy
  • Elderly
  • Fruits
  • Hypertension
  • Vegetables

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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