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Dietary Habits of The Turks and Caicos Islands

Dietary Habits, Diversity and the Indigenous Diet of The Turks and Caicos Islands: Implications For Island-specific Nutrition Intervention

Diets of relatively affluent islands, Grand Turk and Providenciales, were more varied and complex with higher iron scores than those of the less affluent Middle Caicos which reportedly had the highest prevalence of anaemia.


Objective: To describe dietary habits in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Design and Methods: Food frequency questionnaires were administered to female-household-heads of 144 households randomly selected from three islands’voter’s lists (Grand Turk [n = 48], Providenciales [n = 46] and Middle Caicos [n = 50]). Data were collected on the distribution of:

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013
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