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The agrarian food consumption in Ukraine and its association with socio-demographic indicators of human development
The agrarian food consumption in Ukraine and its association with socio-demographic indicators of human development

Author(s): Serhii Seheda, Anna Datsenko, Olena Otkalenko, Petr Musil
Subject(s): Agriculture
Published by: Інститут трансформації суспільства
Keywords: Agrarian-Food Products; Consumption; Social and Demographic Indicators; Correlation Analysis;

Summary/Abstract: The objective of current research was to analyse the extent Ukrainian population was provided with the basicagrarian foods during 1990-2017 and to evaluate the relevant impact on the dynamics of human development indicators, suchas birth rate, death rate, life expectancy at birth, mortality rate of infants and fertility rate. During the study, it was identified thatconsumption of basic agrarian foods did not meet the recommended nutrition norms. However, the tendency of significantly lowconsumption of «expensive» protein and vitamin containing foods (meat, milk, fish and fruits) was registered. Simultaneously,the tendency of «cheap» food consumption was topical. Thus the levels of bread, potato and vegetable consumption wereexceeding the recommended nutrition norms. Our data suggest that nutrition degrading of agrarian food consumptioncorresponds with the change in the birth rate, the death rate, the life expectancy at birth and the fertility rate in Ukraine. Thecorrelation analysis showed that the basic triggers of negative socio-demographic situation in Ukraine were low consumption ofmeat, milk, vegetables and fruits. The consumption of such agrarian product as bread, potato, sugar, eggs and vegetable oilsdid not perform a significant impact on the outcomes of the research.

  • Issue Year: 175/2019
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 45-52
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English