Trends in food consumption in a south German population from 1984/85 to 1989/90: results from the WHO MONICA project Augsburg

Ann Nutr Metab. 1996;40(3):129-36. doi: 10.1159/000177906.


In the risk factor surveys of the WHO MONICA project Augsburg 1984/85 (S1) and 1989/90 (S2), a qualitative food frequency questionnaire with 24 items was used to monitor trends in food consumption in two independent age- and sex-stratified two-stage cluster samples of the population aged 25-64 years (S1: n = 4,022; S2: n = 3,966). Alcohol intake was assessed by separate questions. From S1 to S2 slight but encouraging trends towards a better agreement with dietary guidelines could be found with a decreasing monthly consumption of meat, sausages and ham, eggs, and beer and an increasing consumption of cooked vegetables and cereals. These trends correspond well with trends in food supply data.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Cluster Analysis
  • Data Collection
  • Eating
  • Feeding Behavior*
  • Female
  • Food Supply
  • Germany / ethnology
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • World Health Organization*