Revista de Salud Pública
versão impressa ISSN 0124-0064
HERRERA-SUAREZ, Claudia C et al. Cultural consensus regarding food in pregnant adolescents from Guadalajara, México. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2008, vol.10, n.5, pp. 723-731. ISSN 0124-0064.
Objective Characterising the semantic structure and cultural consensus level of pregnant adolescents attending outpatient consultation at the "Dr. Juan I Menchaca" civil hospital in Guadalajara. Methods A qualitative study using free-list structured interviews. Non-randomised propositive sampling included 54 pregnant adolescents aged 12-19. Results There was a significant degree of cultural consensus concerning breakfast and dinner food; 14 foods were detected for breakfast and 8 for dinner. Conclusion Ascertaining the pattern of cultural consensus concerning food led us to reinforcing, modifying or adding healthy foods to pregnant adolescents' diet.
Palavras-chave : Nutritional status; adolescent; pregnancy; culture.