[A cross sectional survey on the prevalence of food intolerance and its determinants through physical checkup programs in the elderly.]

Zhonghua liu xing bing xue za zhi = Zhonghua liuxingbingxue zazhi

PubMedID: 25598258

Wang Y, Sai X, Sun Y, Zheng Y. [A cross sectional survey on the prevalence of food intolerance and its determinants through physical checkup programs in the elderly.]. Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2014;35(11):1249-1251.
OBJECTIVE
To explore the prevalence of food intolerance and its determinants in healthcare elderly in China.

METHODS
A cross sectional survey was carried out from August 1(st), 2008 to June 30(th), 2009, that including 736 60-year-olds from a Health Management Research Institute, Chinese PLA General Hospital. Data was double entried in computer and organized by EpiData 3.0. Non conditional logistic regression model was used for odd ratio (OR) and 95% CI, with the use of SPSS 13.0.

RESULTS
The three leading foodstuff on intolerance were crab, egg and shrimp, with the prevalence rates as 35.9% , 28.8% and 15.1% respectively. Results from the multiple regression analysis showed that the crab intolerance was associated with Helicobacter pylori infections (P < 0.05). The OR(95%CI) of Helicobacter pylori infections (DOB=4) was 1.544 (1.139-2.091).

CONCLUSION
The three leading intolerance foods were egg, crab and shrimp. Crab intolerance was associated with Helicobacter pylori infections. To reduce the risk of crab intolerance, it was necessary to control the infection caused by Helicobacter pylori.