Consumption of healthy foods and associated socio-demographic factors among Russian, Somali and Kurdish immigrants in Finland

Show simple item record Adebayo, Folasade A. Itkonen, Suvi T. Koponen, Päivikki Prättälä, Ritva Härkänen, Tommi Lamberg-Allardt, Christel Erkkola, Maijaliisa 2017-09-13T10:47:00Z 2017-09-13T10:47:00Z 2017-05
dc.identifier.citation Adebayo , F A , Itkonen , S T , Koponen , P , Prättälä , R , Härkänen , T , Lamberg-Allardt , C & Erkkola , M 2017 , ' Consumption of healthy foods and associated socio-demographic factors among Russian, Somali and Kurdish immigrants in Finland ' , Scandinavian Journal of Public Health , vol. 45 , no. 3 , pp. 277-287 .
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dc.description.abstract Aims: We evaluated the consumption of healthy foods among Russian, Somali and Kurdish immigrants in Finland, and examined the relationship between socio-demographic factors and food consumption. Methods: We used data from the Migrant Health and Wellbeing Study (Maamu), a population-based health interview and examination survey in six different municipalities in Finland between 2010 and 2012. Altogether, 635 men and 737 women, aged 18-64 years, of Russian (n = 527), Somali (n = 337) and Kurdish (n = 508) origin were included. The important socio-demographic determinants of healthy food consumption - sex, age, education, place of residence and household size - were assessed by logistic regression. Results: Based on the consumption frequencies of recommended healthy foods - fruits, berries, vegetables, fish and rye bread - immigrants of Russian origin had higher consumption of healthy foods than their peers of Kurdish and Somali origin. Low consumption of fresh vegetables, fruits and berries was found among Somali immigrants. Sex and age were the most important determinants of healthy food consumption, as women and older age groups had diets closer to the national nutrition recommendations. High educational level was also positively associated with healthy food consumption. Conclusions: We found ethnic differences in the consumption of healthy foods among the immigrant groups of Russian, Somali and Kurdish origin in Finland. Socio-demographic factors, especially age, sex and education, seem to also play an important role in immigrants' food consumption. Further studies examining the consumption of fruits, berries and fresh vegetables among Somali immigrants in Finland are needed. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Immigrants
dc.subject consumption
dc.subject healthy foods
dc.subject socio-demographic factors
dc.subject Finland
dc.subject OLDER-ADULTS
dc.subject FRUIT
dc.subject POPULATION
dc.subject VEGETABLES
dc.subject COUNTRIES
dc.subject PATTERNS
dc.subject OUTCOMES
dc.subject QUALITY
dc.subject 3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
dc.subject 416 Food Science
dc.title Consumption of healthy foods and associated socio-demographic factors among Russian, Somali and Kurdish immigrants in Finland en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization University of Helsinki
dc.contributor.organization Department of Food and Nutrition
dc.contributor.organization Christel Lamberg-Allardt / Research Group
dc.contributor.organization Maijaliisa Erkkola / Principal Investigator
dc.contributor.organization Nutrition Science
dc.contributor.organization Viikki Molecular Nutrition Group
dc.contributor.organization Teachers' Academy
dc.contributor.organization Family nutrition and wellbeing
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.issn 1403-4948
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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