Assessment of diet quality among married couples in a selected urban area in Selangor

Asma’ A, and Nawalyah AG, and Rokiah MY, and Mohd Nasir MT, (2010) Assessment of diet quality among married couples in a selected urban area in Selangor. Jurnal Kesihatan Masyarakat, 16 (2). pp. 17-28. ISSN 1675-1663


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The aim of this study was to assess the overall diet quality of husbands and wives in a selected urban area in Selangor. Methodology : This cross-sectional study was carried out in Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor among 150 married couples aged 20 and above, who voluntarily agreed to participate and were not practicing any special diet. Data were collected using a 2-day 24-Hour Dietary Recall and a Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) to evaluate the quality of diet among husbands and wives using the Diet Quality Index Revised (DQI-R). Result : Majority of husbands and wives in this study were in the middle-age group, had received tertiary education, had household monthly income of more than RM3, 500 and encompass household size of 3 to 5 persons. The mean DQI-R score for husbands (mean age= 43.33 + 11.16 years) and wives (mean age= 41.28 + 10.93 years) were 67.8 + 9.1 and 64.4 + 9.3 respectively and there was a significant different in scores between the husbands and wives (p < 0.001). In general, the diet quality of this study population was not satisfactory and that the diet quality of husbands was better compared to their wives. Conclusion : This study gives an insight picture of husbands and wives’ quality of diet. It can be used as a guideline to improve health intervention programs in the future.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Diet quality; diet quality index revised; urban area; husbands; wives; Selangor.
Journal:Jurnal Kesihatan Masyarakat
ID Code:5397
Deposited By: Mr Fazli Nafiah -
Deposited On:25 Jul 2012 03:47
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