This is the 10-year follow-up study of the Valencian Community Nutrition and Health Survey (VCS) conducted in 1994. We selected 206 participants from VCS.

The objective of the study was to evaluate factors associated with sedentary lifestyle and dietary patterns related to high energy density diets, obesity and weight gain in adults of the Valencian Community (VC).

We collected information about the following variables:

  • Dietary Survey Module:
  • Health and Lifestyles Module:
    • Self-report health status and personal pathological background (chronic diseases).
    • Dental health
    • Physical activity
    • Consumption of tobacco
    • Physical perception
    • Brief reproductive history (only women)
  • Socio-demographic
  • Anthropometry Module:
    • Weight
    • Height
    • Blood pressure and cardiac frequency
    • Brachial circumference
    • Abdomen/hip circumference

Publications related to this study

Vioque J, Weinbrenner T, Castelló A, Asensio L, Garcia de la Hera M. Intake of fruits and vegetables in relation to 10-year weight gain among Spanish adults. Obesity. 2008; 16:664-70.

This study was part of a project titled: Environmental and genetic factors associated with obesity and weight gain in the adult population of the Valencian Community, whose principal investigator was Jesús Vioque.

Financing: FIS 00/0985, with a duration of 2 years (2000-2002).



Comments are closed.