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Title: Quantification of energy expenditure in highland Ecuadorian women and men
Authors: Stephen, M.A.
Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Guelph
Keywords: INDIGENOUS POPULATION
RURAL POPULATION
HUMAN NUTRITION
FOOD CONSUMPTION
ENERGY
MEASUREMENT
NUTRITION RESEARCH
ECUADOR
WOMEN
MEN
COMPARISON
SAMPLING
METHODOLOGY
DATA COLLECTING
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
RESEARCH RESULTS
Date: 1994
Publisher: University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, CA
Abstract: Indigenous agricultural populations of the Andes work long days at high altitude to maintain their subsistence lifestyle. The purpose of this study was to quantify total daily energy expenditure and assess nutritional status in a sample of semi-subsistence farmers of the Ecuadorian Andes. Dietary, anthropometric and activity data were collected on a sample of twenty-nine subjects (12 women and 17 men) from the Salcedo canton of Ecuador. Both women and men of this sample have high energy expenditure compared to other populations that have been assessed with the heart-rate monitor method (women 2495 kcals/day, men 4300 kcals/day). Women spend equal amounts of time and energy at home and in the field and retain an energy balance while men's high energy expenditure is not in balance with their caloric intake.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/14705
Project Number: 921201
Project Title: Young Canadian Researchers Awards Program
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