Trends in Diet Quality by Race/Ethnicity among Adults in the United States for 2011-2018

dc.creatorTao, Meng-Hua
dc.creatorLiu, Jialiang
dc.creatorNguyen, Uyen-Sa D. T.
dc.creator.orcid0000-0003-2715-9073 (Nguyen, Uyen-Sa D. T.)
dc.date.accessioned2023-02-07T21:55:47Z
dc.date.available2023-02-07T21:55:47Z
dc.date.issued2022-10-15
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to investigate time trends in diet quality and the consumption of major food groups and nutrients by race/ethnicity among adults in the United States. Dietary data from 19,192 adults aged >/= 20 years from four National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHANES) cycles (2011-2018) were included. The Healthy Eating Index (HEI) 2015 scores (range: 0-100; higher scores indicate better diet quality) and dietary consumption of food groups and nutrients were estimated for each cycle. Linear regression was used to test trends. For the overall population, the estimated overall HEI-2015 scores significantly decreased (p for trend = 0.011). However, decreases were observed in the estimated consumption of added sugars and total carbohydrates, while the estimated consumption of soy products and polyunsaturated fatty acids was significantly increased. A significant decrease in overall HEI-2015 score was observed in the non-Hispanic white group, but not in other racial/ethnic groups. Decreases in added sugar intake were found in the non-Hispanic black and Hispanic groups; sodium intake significantly decreased in the non-Hispanic Asian group. From 2011 to 2018, there was a decrease in estimated overall diet quality in US adults; however, there were improvements in certain nutrients and dietary components. Nevertheless, disparities in diet quality exist among racial/ethnic groups.
dc.description.sponsorshipNguyen's effort was partially supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institute of Health under Award R21 MD013542.
dc.identifier.citationTao, M. H., Liu, J. L., & Nguyen, U. D. T. (2022). Trends in Diet Quality by Race/Ethnicity among Adults in the United States for 2011-2018. Nutrients, 14(19), 4178. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14194178
dc.identifier.issn2072-6643
dc.identifier.issue19
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12503/32015
dc.identifier.volume14
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.3390/nu14194178
dc.rights.holder© 2022 by the authors.
dc.rights.licenseAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourceNutrients
dc.subjectadults
dc.subjectdiet quality
dc.subjectdisparity
dc.subjectrace/ethnicity
dc.subject.meshAdult
dc.subject.meshDiet
dc.subject.meshDietary Carbohydrates
dc.subject.meshEthnicity
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshNutrition Surveys
dc.subject.meshSodium, Dietary
dc.subject.meshSugars
dc.subject.meshUnited States
dc.titleTrends in Diet Quality by Race/Ethnicity among Adults in the United States for 2011-2018
dc.typeArticle
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