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Title: Patterns in protein consumption in Ghanaian cities
Authors: Mingle, Cheetham Lawrence
Darko, Godfred
Asare-Donkor, Noah Kyame
Borquaye, Lawrence Sheringham
Woode, Eric
Keywords: Food frequency questionnaire
Foods of animal origin
Animal protein sources
Red meat consumption
Issue Date: Dec-2020
Publisher: Scientific African
Citation: Scientific African
Abstract: Consumption of food of animal origin or animal proteins has been associated with many perceptions about the quantity and quality consumed and the related health effects on the consumer. Several investigative methods including a food frequency questionnaire have been used to confirm or disprove these perceptions. This study investigated the consump- tion patterns of animal proteins (beef, chicken, fish, egg, offal, sausage, and pork) of some residents in major cities in Ghana. A total of 688 participants were involved in this survey with an average age of 38.7 ±16; having religious makeup of 89.1% Christians, 10.32% Mus- lims, 0.44% non-religious, and 0.15% Traditionalists. The Akan ethnicity accounted for 55% of all participants followed by Ga-Adangbe, and Ewe with 20% and 12% respectively. The estimated protein consumptions were 657 g/person/day chicken, 412 g/person/day pork, 477 g/person/day fish, 410 g/person/day beef, 211 g/person/day egg and 148 g/person/day sausage. While boiled eggs were the most preferred protein form, the fried type was the most preferred for the other protein sources.
Description: This article is published by Scientific African and is also available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2020.e00684
URI: 10.1016/j.sciaf.2020.e00684
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