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TitleThe relations of food security with physical and mental health in Canada
AuthorBarrett, Tracy C. (Tracy Clarissa), 1974-
DescriptionThesis (M.Sc.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2011. Psychology
Paginationvi, 105 leaves : ill.
SubjectFood security--Health aspects--Canada; Nutrition--Canada; Mental health--Nutritional aspects--Canada
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Psychology
Spatial CoverageCanada
NotesBibliography: leaves 53-68.
AbstractThe relations of food security with indicators of physical and mental health of 22, 247 Canadians aged birth to 71+ were examined using data from the 2004 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). Surprisingly, 43.2% of the food insecure population consisted of males, 19.6% were middle high income, and 41.9% graduated from post-secondary school. Food insecure adults, as compared to food secure adults, were more likely to smoke cigarettes and less likely to drink alcohol. Food insecure children and adults were less likely to eat fruits and vegetables, more likely to report other long term physical or mental illnesses, perceive their physical and mental health as poor, perceive themselves as more stressed, were less satisfied with their lives, and felt less attached to their communities. The relationships between food security and measures of mental health were particularly robust.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
Scanning StatusCompleted
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