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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Slater, Dorothea L.
URN etd-07242012-040034
Title Nutrient intake of hospital patients on self-selected diets.
Degree Master of Science
Department Human Nutrition and Foods
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Barton, Jo Anne Committee Chair
Phillips, Jean A. Committee Chair
Kaiser, Javaid Committee Member
  • dietary choices
Date of Defense 1976-03-17
Availability restricted
Mean daily nutrient intake was calculated for 64 obstetrical patients from

three-day selective menus. Judged by the standard of the 1974 Recommended

Dietary Allowances, the mean intake of 27 lactating subjects was adequate in

energy and all nutrients; the intake of 37 non-lactating subjects met the

allowance for all nutrients with the exception of iron. Mean intake of these

subjects was higher than similar groups in national surveys for all nutrients

with the exception of thiamin. Higher nutrient density was in ratio to higher

caloric intake.

Relationship of nutrient intake to age education of subjects, and

occupation of household head was investigated. Nutrient intake below the

allowance was observed at all age and educational levels and in all occupational

classifications . Nutrient intake was positively associated with lower age

groups (15-22 years) and higher educational levels. Association with

occupation was not as positive.

Percentage of calories in the diet from protein sources was similar to the average North American diet. Distribution of calories from carbohydrates was similar to the average United States dietary pattern, and from fat was

slightly lower.

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