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Diet and cancer
Cancer Association of Zimbabwe
February 04, 2013

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Nutritional status of Zimbabweans

  • ZDHS 2010/2011 : Weight

Women

  • 7% are too thin
  • 31% of women are overweight or obese.
  • Overweight and obesity is higher in urban areas than in rural areas (41% and 26%, respectively) and increases with age and wealth.
  • Women in Harare are most likely to be overweight or obese (43%).

Men

  • 15 % men aged 15-49 are too thin
  • 9% of men are overweight or obese.
  • Overweight and obesity is higher in urban areas than in rural areas (15% and 6%, respectively) and increases with age and wealth.
  • Men in Harare are most likely to be overweight or obese (16%).

Eating habits and diets

  • Less fibre
  • More fat
  • More sugary foods
  • Small population consumes 5 fruit and vegetables
  • Breastfeed children less
  • Consume more alcohol
  • Unhealthy cooking habits

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