A Convergence Study on the Relationship between Cereal Intake Level and Food and Nutrients Intake of Chinese Middle-aged Women

중국 중년여성의 곡류 섭취수준과 식품 및 영양소 관련성에 대한 융합연구

Park, Pil-Sook;Zhao, Han-Qing;Park, Mi-Yeon

  • Received : 2019.01.02
  • Accepted : 2019.02.20
  • Published : 2019.02.28


This is a convergence study to investigate the relationship between cereal intake level and food and nutrient intake in 218 Chinese middle aged women aged 40 to 65 years. Data were analyzed by ${\chi}^2$ test, ANOVA, correlation analysis and Jonckheere-Terpstra trend test using SPSS 22.0 program. The results of the study were as follows. The higher the level of cereal intake in the subjects, the lower were the rate of breakfast fasting (p for trend=0.000), overeating (p for trend=0.019), and eating out (p for trend=0.003). The intake of root and tuber crops(p for trend=0.008), meat(p for trend=0.043), pulses(p for trend=0.020), and light colored vegetables(p for trend=0.015) per 1,000 kcal of energy increased when the level of cereal intake was 6 to 9 units. Therefore, it is necessary to discuss and study for continuous education and improvement through the feedback so that the middle-aged women can take the cereal appropriately.


Convergence;Middle-aged Women;Dietary Pattern;Eating Behavior;Cereal