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Document ID (ISN)64554
CIS number 95-1153
ISSN - Serial title 1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Laurent P., Cuisnet P., Lecerf J.M.
Title Study on lunchbox eating and its digestive consequences, carried out among building workers of the Lille area from 1989 to 1992
Original title Enquête sur l'alimentation à la gamelle et ses conséquences digestives, réalisée chez des salariés du bâtiment et des travaux publics dans la région lilloise, entre 1989 et 1992 [in French]
Bibliographic information 1994, Vol.55, No.6, p.455-461. 4 ref.
Abstract The results of a cross-sectional study carried out on 1,005 building workers are presented, confirming the strong prevalence of digestive disorders (27%), and their lesser occurrence among those using a thermos than among traditional lunchbox users, even after adjustment for confounding factors. The results of two complementary studies carried out to explain this difference are also reported: a microbiological study on 72 randomized meals revealed that 52.3% of thermos lunches did not have a satisfactory microbiological quality, compared with 19.6% for traditional lunchbox meals; a 24-hour dietary survey based on 30 randomized workers revealed a lower added fat content (sauce) in the midday meal of thermos users (18.7g) than in the midday meal of traditional lunchbox users (18.3g) (p<0.05). A correlation (p<0.05) between the midday meal added fat content consumption and the midday meal alcohol consumption was also observed.
Descriptors (primary) France; nutrition; building industry; construction industry; diet
Descriptors (secondary) alcoholism; cross-sectional study; dietary errors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Nutrition
Construction industry and civil engineering
Alcohol and drug abuse