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Nutrition in Switzerland 2002 - Results of the Swiss Health Survey


Eichholzer, Monika; Bernasconi, F; Jordan, P; Gutzwiller, Felix (2005). Nutrition in Switzerland 2002 - Results of the Swiss Health Survey. Praxis, 94(44):1713-1721.

Abstract

The 2002 Swiss Health Survey is the third survey conducted by the Federal Office of Statistics in intervals of five years. Data are collected of a random sample (n = 19706) of persons aged 15 and over, living in Switzerland: 29% are overweight (BMI 25-29.9 kg/m2), and 8% are obese (BMI 30+ kg/m2). 31% do not care about their nutrition. Less than daily consumption is reported by 34% for fruit, by 18% for vegetable, by 64% for milk, by 39% for milk products. 20% eat every day meat or meat products, 38% do rarely or never consume fish. Inadequate nutritional habits are observed more often in men, young people, and in participants with a low level of education. According to the Swiss Health Surveys of 1992, 1997, and 2002 nutritional habits have hardly improved during the last ten years in Switzerland.

The 2002 Swiss Health Survey is the third survey conducted by the Federal Office of Statistics in intervals of five years. Data are collected of a random sample (n = 19706) of persons aged 15 and over, living in Switzerland: 29% are overweight (BMI 25-29.9 kg/m2), and 8% are obese (BMI 30+ kg/m2). 31% do not care about their nutrition. Less than daily consumption is reported by 34% for fruit, by 18% for vegetable, by 64% for milk, by 39% for milk products. 20% eat every day meat or meat products, 38% do rarely or never consume fish. Inadequate nutritional habits are observed more often in men, young people, and in participants with a low level of education. According to the Swiss Health Surveys of 1992, 1997, and 2002 nutritional habits have hardly improved during the last ten years in Switzerland.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Date:2005
Deposited On:29 May 2009 14:00
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:14
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:1661-8157
PubMed ID:16309015
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-18672

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