[Consumption of fruit and vegetables and the health conditions of men and women attended in the primary healthcare network].

Ciencia & saude coletiva

PubMedID: 26221796

Oliveira Mda S, Lacerda LN, Santos LC, Lopes AC, Câmara AM, Menzel HJ, Horta PM. [Consumption of fruit and vegetables and the health conditions of men and women attended in the primary healthcare network]. Cien Saude Colet. 2015;20(8):2313-22.
This cross-sectional study sought to analyze the associations between health conditions and the inadequate consumption of fruit and vegetables (FV) of 1,255 men and women attended in Primary Healthcare Units in Belo Horizonte (State of Minas Gerais). DATA
collection included FV consumption, socioeconomic status and health conditions.

RESULTS
are presented by prevalence ratio (PR) with a confidence interval of 95% (CI 95%).A 77. 5% (CI 95%: 75. 1%-79. 8%) of inadequacy of consumption (< 5 daily servings) was found and it was more prevalent among men (83. 8%, CI 95%: 79. 0%-88. 5% than among women: 76. 0%, CI 95%: 73. 4%-78. 6%). For women, the inadequate consumption of FV was higher among those with poor perception of health quality (PR: 1. 37; CI 95%: 1. 19-1. 59) and among those who consider their dietary habits as being unhealthy (PR: 1. 15; CI 95%: 1. 07-1. 24). For men, the inadequate consumption was higher between individuals that reported 2 to 4 visits to the doctor in the year prior to the interview (PR: 1. 21; CI 95%: 1. 06-1. 21). The conclusions showed that the consumption of FV among the population under study is below the recommendations and the health conditions are associated differently for each gender.