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 Keywords
- dietary choices
Date of Defense 1976-03-17 Availability restricted AbstractMean 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
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
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