Korean J Community Nutr.  2002 Oct;7(5):615-627.

A Study of the Eating Habits and Nutrient Intake of Industrial Workers Who Work Day and Night Shifts

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Food and Nutrition, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea. ohsh@chonnam.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Practical Arts Education, Gwangju National University of Education, Gwangju, Korea.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the eating habits and nutrient intake of industrial workers who work day and night shifts. In the area of percentage of skipped meals, the day shift workers responded that they usually skipped breakfast and the night shift workers often skipped lunch and dinner. The day shift workers answered that they skipped meals because of lack of time. The night shift workers cited poor appetite as their main reason for skipping meals. The intake of calories, Vitamin B2 and calcium of the industrial workers who worked day and night shift was lower than the Korean RDA. The intake of iron of the male night shift workers was lower than the Korean RDA. The intake of calories, protein, calcium, iron, Vitamin B2 and niacin, vitamin C of the female night shift workers was lower than the Korean RDA. In the area of nutrient intake, the night shift workers both male and female got lower scales than the day shift workers. The nutrient intake of the female night shift workers was the worst. Because they cook for themselves and live alone, their nutrient intake and eating habits were bad. The night shift workers were worse than the day shift workers and the female night shift workers were the worst. Considering the above results, night shift workers should correct their poor eating habits, their nutrient intake and have a well-balanced diet.

Keyword

industrial workers who work day and night shifts; eating habits; nutrient intake

MeSH Terms

Appetite
Ascorbic Acid
Breakfast
Calcium
Diet
Eating*
Female
Humans
Iron
Lunch
Male
Meals
Niacin
Riboflavin
Weights and Measures
Ascorbic Acid
Calcium
Iron
Niacin
Riboflavin
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