Food variety score is associated with dual burden of malnutrition in Orang Asli (Malaysian indigenous peoples) households: implications for health promotion.

@article{Saibul2009FoodVS,
  title={Food variety score is associated with dual burden of malnutrition in Orang Asli (Malaysian indigenous peoples) households: implications for health promotion.},
  author={Nurfaizah Saibul and Zalilah Mohd. Shariff and Khor Geok Lin and Mirnalini Kandiah and Nawalyah Abdul Ghani and Hejar Binti Abdul Rahman},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={412-22}
}
This paper reports on the presence of dual burden households in Orang Asli (OA, indigenous people) communities and its associated factors. A total of 182 OA households in two districts in Selangor with the required criteria (182 non-pregnant women of child bearing age and 284 children aged 2-9 years old) participated in the study. Height and weight of both women and children were measured. Energy intake and food variety score (FVS) were determined using three 24-hour diet recalls. While 58… CONTINUE READING