Iveta Brasaitė, Daina Krančiukaitė-Butylkinienė, Evelina Marija Blažytė
Objective. To evaluate patients, who apply to Lithuanian health science university hospital of Kaunas clinics Family medicine clinic, and compare the diet habits of those who have a medical education and who do not. Research method. The research was done during the year of 2016 by anonymous questionnaire 315 randomly selected patients over the age of 18 (221 women and 94 men) were questioned, who applied to Lithuanian health science university hospital of Kaunas clinics Family medicine clinic. The selected patients for the research are divided into two age groups (18-30 year olds and 31-78 year olds) and by medical education: those with a medical education (97 individuals) and those without a medical education (218 individuals). Diet habits compared between patients with a medical education and without. The data statistical analysis was performed using a statistical program package (SPSS Version 24.0 for Windows). The differences between the groups were evaluated using χ2 test. The disparity is considered statistically significant, when p<0,05.Results. Individuals without a medical education consume fatty meats more often (32.4 %) than those with a medical education (8 %). 40.4 % of those with a medical education do not salt their food (18-30 year-olds) together with 18.8 % (18-30 year-olds) without a medical education. 56 % of those with a medical education do not salt their food (31-78 year-olds) together with 18.2 % (31-78 year-olds) without a medical education. 25.3 % (18-30 year-olds) and 43.2 % (31-78 year-olds) of respondents consume vegetables every day.Conclusions. It is determined that the consumption of fish, vegetables and fruit were insufficient. Additionally, the food is salted and therefore too much salt is consumed.
Keyword(s): diet habits; have medical education; do not have medical education.
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