BMI differentiation and obesity incidence in relation to food patterns of Polish older people were analysed. The research included 422 people aged 65+ years. 21 food patterns were separated by the factor analysis. On the basis of the self-reported body mass and height, the BMI and percentages of overweight or obese people were calculated. The increase of the BMI and overweight and obesity incidence for both sexes was unequivocally connected with eating rye. The increase of the BMI and overweight and obesity incidence depended among women on consuming pork meat and alcoholic beverages. For men the increase in eating dairy products was connected with the overweight incidence increase. The role of fruit and vegetables needs to be explained in further studies.
Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, 2006, Vol 15, Issue 2a, p. 877-884
MAPP; BMI; Faktoranalyse; Ældre; Fedme; Polen; Food in Later Life; Factor analysis; Older people; Obesity; Poland