Revista chilena de nutrición
versión On-line ISSN 0717-7518
PRADA G, Gloria Esperanza y HERRAN F, Oscar Fernando. DIET QUALITY OF DISPLACED COLOMBIAN WOMEN IN 2004. Rev. chil. nutr. [online]. 2006, vol.33, n.1, pp.22-30. ISSN 0717-7518. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-75182006000100003.
The armed conflict in Colombia produced a displacement of excluded families from the country, constituting a humanitarian tragedy. The women in these families are very vulnerable and their diet is an expression of their misery. Dietary intake was analyzed in 102 mothers displaced for 3 years by means of a 24-hour dietary recall.. Energy availability was deficient for all subjects, with 71% of the energy/day coming from carbohydrates, 12% from proteins and 20% from fats. Intake of all micro and macronutrients was deficient compared to recommendations. The deficit in Body Mass Index was three times higher than in the poor population. Interventions to improve the diet are desirable but it is also necessary to improve infrastructure to avoid an increase in the prevalence of undernutrition
Palabras clave : Armed conflict; diet; recall survey of 24 hours; women.