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Characteristics associated with organic food consumption during pregnancy; data from a large cohort of pregnant women in Norway.

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Source
BMC Public Health. 2010 Dec 21;10(1):775
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-21-2010
Author
Hanne Torjusen
Anne Lise Brantsaeter
Margaretha Haugen
Geir Lieblein
Hein Stigum
Gun Roos
Gerd Holmboe-Ottesen
Helle Margrete Meltzer
Source
BMC Public Health. 2010 Dec 21;10(1):775
Date
Dec-21-2010
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Abstract
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Little is known about the use of organic food during pregnancy. The aim of this study was to describe characteristics associated with the use of organic food among pregnant women participating in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). METHODS: The present study includes 63,561 women who during the years 2002-2007 answered two questionnaires, a general health questionnaire at gestational week 15 and a food frequency questionnaire at weeks 17-22. We used linear binomial regression with frequent versus rare use of organic food as outcome variable and characteristics of the respondent as independent variables. The outcome variable was derived from self-reported frequency of organic food use in six main food groups (milk/dairy, bread/cereal, eggs, vegetables, fruit and meat). RESULTS: Organic eggs and vegetables were the food items which were most frequently reported to be used "often" or "mostly". The proportion of women reporting frequent intake of organic food was 9.1% (n=5754). This group included more women in the lower (40 years) age-groups, with normal or low body mass index, who were vegetarians, exercised regularly (3+times weekly), consumed alcohol and smoked cigarettes during pregnancy (p
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21172040 View in PubMed
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