Manner of nutrition evaluated by cluster analysis, a prospective study of men in North-Eastern Region of Poland
The study was conducted on a group of 556 men. Their manner of nutrition was evaluated by the frequency of consumption of food items during last three months and also a 24 — hour consumption questionnaire was used. Dietary patterns were estimated by cluster analysis. According to the frequency of consumption, three dietary patterns were identified. In three conducted studies during 9 years, increased occurrence of the first dietary pattern, clasified as beneficial, was observed. On the contrary, the occurrence of the least beneficial pattern in nutritional sense was decreased. In each of those three studies, the level of education and physical activity, among others, affected the manner of nutrition.