Data

Year of publication

2020

Type

Quantitative

Design

Cross-sectional

Classification

Other

Country studied

Brazil

Data

Primary

Data Collected

Two surveys

Study setting

Household

Age group of participant

Adults/18+

Participant sex

Mixed

Target population

General

Sample size

n=10116 (participants)

Food changes in the NutriNet Brasil cohort during the Covid-19 pandemic/Public Health Journal

Goal

Describe the dietary characteristics of participants in the NutriNet Brasil cohort immediately before and during the covid-19 pandemic.

Results

For all participants, we found a modest but statistically significant increase in the consumption of healthy eating markers and stability in the consumption of unhealthy food markers. This favorable pattern of dietary changes during the pandemic occurred in most sociodemographic strata. We observed a less favorable changing pattern, with a tendency to increasing consumption of healthy and unhealthy food markers, in the Northeast and North macro-regions and among people with less schooling, suggesting social inequalities in the response to the pandemic.

Authors

Steele EM, Rauber F, Costa CS, et al.

Journal

DOI