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Energy and nutrient intakes among Sri Lankan adults


Jayawardena, R and Thennakoon, S and Byrne, NM and Soares, M and Katulanda, P and Hills, AP, Energy and nutrient intakes among Sri Lankan adults, International Archives of Medicine, 7 pp. 1-11. ISSN 1755-7682 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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2014 Jayawardena et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

DOI: doi:10.1186/1755-7682-7-34


Introduction: The epidemic of nutrition related non-communicable diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity has reached to epidemic portion in the Sri Lanka. However, to date, detailed data on food consumption in the Sri Lankan population is limited. The aim of this study is to identify energy and major nutrient intake among Sri Lankan adults.

Methods: A nationally-representative sample of adults was selected using a multi-stage random cluster sampling technique.

Results: Data from 463 participants (166 Males, 297 Females) were analyzed. Total energy intake was significantly higher in males (1913  567 kcal/d) than females (1514  458 kcal/d). However, there was no significant gender differences in the percentage of energy from carbohydrate (Male: 72.8  6.4%, Female: 73.9  6.7%), fat (Male: 19.9  6.1%, Female: 18.5  5.7%) and proteins (Male: 10.6  2.1%, Female: 10.9  5.6%).

Conclusion: The present study provides the first national estimates of energy and nutrient intake of the Sri Lankan adult population.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Dietary survey, Nutrition survey, Energy intake, Sri Lanka, Adults
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Nutrition and dietetics
Research Field:Nutrition and dietetics not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Nutrition
UTAS Author:Byrne, NM (Professor Nuala Byrne)
UTAS Author:Hills, AP (Professor Andrew Hills)
ID Code:109225
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-06-03
Last Modified:2017-11-03
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