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Can Dis Wkly Rep. 1991 Aug 24;17(34):185
Publication Type
Article
Date
Aug-24-1991

[Determinants of the intention of post-secondary students to eat at least five servings of vegetables and fruit daily].

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Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique. 2012 Apr;60(2):109-19
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-2012
Author
D. Boucher
C. Gagné
F. Côté
Author Affiliation
Université Laval, Québec, Canada. Danielle_boucher01@uqar.ca
Source
Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique. 2012 Apr;60(2):109-19
Date
Apr-2012
Language
French
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Canada
Eating - psychology
Female
Food Habits
Fruit
Health Behavior
Health Surveys
Humans
Intention
Logistic Models
Male
Questionnaires
Regression Analysis
Students - psychology
Vegetables
Young Adult
Abstract
Vegetable and fruit consumption helps reduce the occurrence of overweight, obesity, and other chronic diseases. However, only 50% of young adults eat at least five servings of these foods daily. Based on the construct of the Theory of planned behaviour of Ajzen (1991) to which other constructs were added (descriptive norm, perceived regularity of the behaviour and past behaviour), this study aims at identifying the determinants in the intention of young adults in postsecondary education institutions to eat at least five servings of vegetables and fruit daily during the next three months.
A sample of 385 students in two CEGEP (junior college institutions) in the Quebec City area participated in this correlation study on a volunteer basis. While attending class, they completed a self-administered questionnaire.
Hierarchical regression analyses showed that perceived behavioural controls and the perceived weight of facilitating factors and barriers to the behaviour, explained 75% of the intention variance. Another 4% was explained when the perceived regularity of the behaviour, the descriptive norm, and past-behaviour, were added to the analysis. Logistic regression analyses show that individuals presenting weak/strong intention can be differentiated among themselves as to the perception of benefits derived from a daily consumption of vegetables and fruit (such as maintaining good health, eating foods that taste good), and as to facilitating factors/barriers that assist or inhibit such consumption (possessing more information on the nutritional value and taste of vegetables and fruit, or disposing of sufficient time to prepare them).
To our knowledge, this is the first study done in Quebec using a recognized theoretical model to identify the determinants of the intention to eat at least five servings of vegetables and fruit daily in a sample of young adults in postsecondary education institutions. The results may be helpful in designing the contents of interventions aimed at maintaining and increasing daily consumption of vegetables and fruit by young adults.
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Can Commun Dis Rep. 1998 Nov 15;24(22):177-8; discussion 178-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-15-1998

An outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection associated with unpasteurized non-commercial, custom-pressed apple cider--Ontario, 1998.

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Can Commun Dis Rep. 1999 Jul 1;25(13):113-7; discussion 117-20
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-1-1999

[Epidemic of gastroenteritis of viral origin associated with eating imported raspberries].

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Can J Public Health. 1999 Jan-Feb;90(1):37-40
Publication Type
Article
Author
C D Gaulin
D. Ramsay
P. Cardinal
M A D'Halevyn
Author Affiliation
Centre de santé publique de Québec, Beauport.
Source
Can J Public Health. 1999 Jan-Feb;90(1):37-40
Language
French
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Caliciviridae Infections - epidemiology - virology
Cohort Studies
Disease Outbreaks - statistics & numerical data
Food Handling - statistics & numerical data
Foodborne Diseases - epidemiology - virology
Fruit - virology
Gastroenteritis - epidemiology - virology
Humans
Population Surveillance
Quebec - epidemiology
Restaurants - statistics & numerical data
Risk factors
Time Factors
Abstract
Several episodes of food poisoning affected the region of Quebec City in July and August 1997. In the first two episodes, the analysis of two cohorts (A and B) demonstrated that the consumption of a raspberry mousse with raspberry sauce increased the risk of contracting gastroenteritis (A, RR = 2.6 p = 0.001; B, RR = 4.7 p = 0.02). More than 200 people were sick after eating a raspberry dessert. The common ingredient of all those desserts was raspberries imported from Bosnia. Viral studies on the raspberry sauce (2) and stool samples (5) using the genome amplification method by PCR indicated the presence of genomic material compatible with a virus of the Caliciviruses family. Southern hybridization and sequence analysis showed that the nucleotide sequences found in the raspberry sauce and in the stool samples were identical. It is important to maintain active surveillance to detect and limit the spread of this kind of outbreak.
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10910564 View in PubMed
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Cancer risk factors and screening in the off-reserve First Nations, M├ętis and non-Aboriginal populations of Ontario.

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Chronic Dis Inj Can. 2014 Jul;34(2-3):103-12
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-2014
Author
D R Withrow
A. Amartey
L D Marrett
Source
Chronic Dis Inj Can. 2014 Jul;34(2-3):103-12
Date
Jul-2014
Language
English
French
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Breast Neoplasms - diagnosis
Colorectal Neoplasms - diagnosis
Diet
Early Detection of Cancer
Female
Fruit
Humans
Indians, North American - statistics & numerical data
Inuits - statistics & numerical data
Male
Middle Aged
Obesity - ethnology
Ontario - epidemiology
Patient Acceptance of Health Care - ethnology
Prevalence
Risk factors
Sedentary Lifestyle - ethnology
Sex Factors
Smoking - ethnology
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms - diagnosis
Vegetables
Young Adult
Abstract
This study describes the prevalence of smoking, obesity, sedentary behaviour/physical activity, fruit and vegetable consumption and alcohol use as well as the uptake of breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening among First Nations and Métis adults in Ontario and compares these to that of the non-Aboriginal population.
We used the Canadian Community Health Survey (2007 to 2011 combined) to calculate prevalence estimates for the 3 ethnocultural populations.
First Nations and Métis adults were significantly more likely than non-Aboriginal adults to self-report smoking and/or to be classified as obese. Alcohol use exceeding cancer prevention recommendations and inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption were more common in First Nations people than in the non-Aboriginal population. First Nations women were more likely to report having had a Fecal Occult Blood Test in the previous 2 years than non-Aboriginal women. No significant differences across the 3 ethnocultural groups were found for breast and cervical screening among women or colorectal screening among men.
Without intervention, we are likely to continue to see a significant burden of smoking- and obesity-related cancers in Ontario's Aboriginal population.
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24991773 View in PubMed
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