Food Habits and Cardiovascular Health Status in Adult Melbourne Chinese

2019-02-06T01:24:41Z (GMT) by Bridget Huey-Huey Hage
<div>This thesis deals with the research into the dietary habits and cardiovascular health status of a representative sample of ethnic Chinese in the Melbourne Metropolitan area and the subsequent examination of the intra-population correlations between food intake patters and preventable cardiovascular risk factors. </div><div>The 547 study subjects ages 25 years and over were members of Chinese households randomly selected from the Melbourne telephone directory using a presumptive Chinese surname list. Household participation rate was 72.6%. More than 95% of the study subjects were immigrants to Australia, having been born in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. Comparisons were made with a representative sample (electoral roll) of Australian-at-large derived from the National heart Foundation of Australia surveys of 1983 and 1989.</div>