International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition

International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition


International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition
International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition
Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2020)

Eating out-of-home and associated nutritional status of an adult population from Rabat-Salé-Kenitra region of Morocco


Barakat Imane, El Fane Houda, Daif Halima, Elayachi Mohammed, Belahsen Rekia

This study focuses on the determinants of out-of-home eating (OHE) and its association with nutritional status. A survey was carried out in the region of Rabat-Salé-Kenitra in Morocco, on 400 adults of both sexes, recruited using the two-stage sampling method. The results showed that the majority of the population resides in urban area, with an average age of 39 ± 13.2 years old, and average body mass index (BMI) of 25.5± 4. The data analysis showed that age group, male gender, urban environment, high education level and low socio-economic level, are factors determining taking meals away-from-home. The data analysis revealed also that OHE location namely dairies and fast foods restaurants are associated with BMI.
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