Data

Year of publication

2020

Type

Quantitative

Design

Cross-sectional

Classification

NOVA

Country studied

Global

Data

Primary

Data Collected

One 24 hours recall

Study setting

Online

Age group of participant

Children/6-24 months

Participant sex

Mixed

Target population

Vulnerable (children)

Sample size

n=1604 (participants)

Association between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and the practice of breast-feeding in children under 2 years of age who are beneficiaries of the conditional cash transfer programme, Bolsa Família/Public Health Nutrition

Goal

Evaluate the association between the consumption of ultra-processed foods (UPF) and the practice of breast-feeding in children under 2 years of age assisted by the conditional cash transfer programme, Bolsa Família Programme (PBF).

Results

A total of 1604 children were evaluated, 11·7% of whom were overweight, and most had consumed UPF (90·6%) in the last 24 h. The most consumed UPF were biscuits, chocolate milk and baby food with 74·8, 66·8 and 24·9%, respectively. Through multivariable analysis, an association was found between lower consumption of UPF in the continuation of breast-feeding until the second year of life (prevalence ratio (PR) 0·91, 95 % CI 0·86, 0·96) and in the first year of life (PR 0·93, 95 % CI 0·88, 0·99).

Authors

Marçal Gde M, Mendes MMe, Fragoso MDGM, Florêncio TMde MT, Bueno NB, Clemente APG.

Journal

DOI