Objective of the study: To assess the impact of fruit and vegetable consumption to prevent breast cancer among adolescent girls from the Local Government Area of Onkaparinga region in Adelaide-South Australia
Design: A multistage, random cluster process was used to draw the samples from different income group.
This was done because the illiteracy level of this area has been very high. This method will help in collecting personal information even among the disadvantage group.
Target age group socio-demographic profile: Onkaparinga is located south of Adelaide CBD. It covers an area of 518km2 with a population of 153,496 (2004). 22% of the city's population is aged 15 years or lower, hence the city's age structure can be classified as young when compared with Adelaide Statistics Division (ASD). In addition, according to the data available, the city of Onkaparinga's population aged 15-19 comprises 8 % of the city's total population, which, when numerically presented, is 11,500.
Detailed demographic, economic, time use, labor force participation, asset ownership, and expenditure data will be collected using a simple questionnaire. As the illiteracy is higher Ongaparinga region responses are expected from direct questions and secondary level information. In the health section, details about availability of nutritious foods, food habits of locals, availability of medical facilities, curative care and illness information with association with local organizations. The responses will be taken from selected local people, who have knowledge about the needs and thorough understanding on the community. ...