Are new generations of female college-student populations meeting calcium requirements: Comparison of American and Croatian female students

Crystal Douglas, Ivana Rumbak, Irena Colić Barić, Marinela Kovačina, Martina Piasek, Jasminka Z. Ilich

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We compared calcium (Ca) sources and intake, as well as multivitamin/mineral supplement use between female students with nutrition/health background and those from general-student-populations. 314 participants 18-37 y, including 57 African-Americans and 54 Caucasian-Americans recruited from Nutrition and/or other Health Sciences departments (NHS), and 100 African-American and 103 Croatian women representing general-student-population (GSP), completed food frequency questionnaire assessing their usual Ca intake and supplement use. NHS populations met recommendations and consumed significantly more Ca, particularly from dairy sources, and were more likely to take supplements than GSP groups, suggesting that health education may influence Ca intake.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-610
Number of pages12
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • BMI
  • Dairy
  • Food frequency questionnaire
  • Multivitamin/mineral supplements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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