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1 The Malta Standards Authority Food Consumption Survey 2010 Report What do Maltese adults between 19 and 65 years eat? What are the typical Maltese food consumption patterns?

2 The Malta Standards Authority Food Consumption Survey 2010 Report This is the first study of its kind in Malta in recent times. Needs to be consolidated with further studies To aid at various administrative levels and possibly give further direction to national policies and strategies with regard to the food actually consumed by the Maltese

3 The Malta Standards Authority Food Consumption Survey 2010 Report Possible ways forward to counter-act the possible negative effects of the types of food being commonly consumed; as well as the effect of the quantity and the time of consumption.

4 The Malta Standards Authority Food Consumption Survey 2010 Report Pilot study was carried out between 12th December and 23rd December The full fieldwork was carried out between 18th January and 14th May participants (320 males and 725 females) participated in this study related to food consumption behaviour of Maltese adults aged between 19 and 65 years.

5 The Malta Standards Authority Food Consumption Survey 2010 Report Maltese Adults’ Characteristics – Body Mass Index (BMI)

6 The Malta Standards Authority Food Consumption Survey 2010 Report Scatter plot displaying waist circumference against Body Mass Index

7 The Malta Standards Authority Food Consumption Survey 2010 Report BMI in descending order: South Eastern region kg/m2, Southern harbour region kg/m2, Western region kg/m2, Northern harbour region kg/m2, Northern region kg/m2 and lowest in Gozo kg/m2.

8 The Malta Standards Authority Food Consumption Survey 2010 Report Average BMI tends to increase with age but stabilizes by the age of 50 years. The mean BMI (24.84 kg/m2) for the younger group aged less than 30 years is significantly lower than the mean BMI (28.28 kg/m2) for the older group aged at least 60 years.

9 The Malta Standards Authority Food Consumption Survey 2010 Report Mean waist circumference and 95% confidence intervals categorized by BMI categories

10 The Malta Standards Authority Food Consumption Survey 2010 Report Clustered bar graph displaying percentage of adults by physical exercise and BMI categories

11 The Malta Standards Authority Food Consumption Survey 2010 Report Clustered bar graph displaying percentage of adults by age-group and BMI categories

12 The Malta Standards Authority Food Consumption Survey 2010 Report Clustered bar graph displaying percentage of adults by gender and BMI categories

13 The Malta Standards Authority Food Consumption Survey 2010 Report Daily food (combined) intake at breakfast (means and 95% confidence intervals)

14 The Malta Standards Authority Food Consumption Survey 2010 Report Daily food (combined) intake during morning snack (means and 95% confidence intervals)

15 The Malta Standards Authority Food Consumption Survey 2010 Report Daily food (combined) intake at lunch (means and 95% confidence intervals)

16 The Malta Standards Authority Food Consumption Survey 2010 Report Daily food (combined) intake during afternoon snack (means and 95% confidence intervals)

17 The Malta Standards Authority Food Consumption Survey 2010 Report Daily food (combined) intake at dinner (means and 95% confidence intervals)

18 The Malta Standards Authority Food Consumption Survey 2010 Report Mean daily intake of pieces of bread per person and 95% confidence intervals categorized by the five eating events

19 Daily fruit intake (combined) during the day (means and 95% confidence intervals)

20 Daily fruit intake (combined) during dinner (means and 95% confidence intervals)

21 The Malta Standards Authority Food Consumption Survey 2010 Report

22 Daily beverages’ (combined) intake

23 The Malta Standards Authority Food Consumption Survey 2010 Report Daily beverages’ (combined) intake at dinner

24 The Malta Standards Authority Food Consumption Survey 2010 Report The Malta Standards Authority would like to thank the following: All the participants and respondents of the five day Survey for their time and commitment to this project which is of national relevance. Mr Lorenzo Mulé Stagno and Mr Emmanuel Said of Allied Consultants (Malta) for carrying out the fieldwork and for the fieldwork report; Dr Liberato Camilleri for the data analysis and relevant report for each food item; and the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate and Health Information Directorate for their input as well as the following companies for their collaboration: AirMalta, The Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa, The Westin Dragonara Resort and The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa. Health Ethics Committee approval was given on 10 December, 2009.


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