Type

Other / n/a

Authors

Margaret Barry
Dorothy Watson
Emer Shelley
Hannah McGee
Karen Morgan
Jennifer Lutomski
Ivan Perry
Janas Harrington

Subjects

Sociology

Topics
epidemiology economic and social institute attitudes slan psychology ireland lifestyle nutrition

SLAN 2007: Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition in Ireland. Dietary Habits of the Irish Population (2008)

Abstract The main SLÁN 2007 survey was conducted through face-to-face interviews. There were two sub-group studies involving (i) measurement of height, weight and waist circumference (subgroup of younger respondents) and (ii) a detailed physical examination (sub-group of older respondents). The overall aim was to provide nationally representative data on the general health, health behaviours and health service use of adults living in Ireland. The two sub-group studies aimed to provide vital information regarding the health risk profiles of younger and older adults, and at the same time offer the first opportunity to compare measured and self-reported anthropometric data from the general Irish population. This report presents the detailed diet and nutrition findings from SLÁN 2007, analysed in accordance with current Irish dietary guidelines. Identification of dietary behaviours and dietary patterns in the Irish population at national level is essential to enhance our understanding of the relationships between diet and disease, and to monitor changes over time. As with previous SLÁN surveys, these patterns were assessed using a comprehensive Food Frequency Questionnaire adapted for use in the Irish population. Due to the changing nature of Irish society, additional information relating to meal patterns, snacking and food consumption outside the home were also included in the main survey. The SLÁN 2007 survey was funded by the Health Promotion Policy Unit of the Department of Health and Children. The survey and analyses were carried out by the SLÁN 2007 Consortium, consisting of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), University College, Cork (UCC), the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
Collections Ireland -> Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland -> Psychology Reports
Ireland -> Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland -> Division of Population Health Sciences
Ireland -> Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland -> Department of Psychology

Full list of authors on original publication

Margaret Barry, Dorothy Watson, Emer Shelley, Hannah McGee, Karen Morgan, Jennifer Lutomski, Ivan Perry, Janas Harrington

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Margaret M. Barry
National University of Ireland Galway
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Dorothy Watson
Trinity College Dublin
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Emer Shelley
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
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Hannah McGee
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
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Karen Morgan
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
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Jennifer Lutomski
University College Cork
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Ivan J Perry
University College Cork
Total Publications: 188
 
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Janas Harrington
University College Cork
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