Figure 1.

Conceptual framework for analysis of associations between dietary patterns, socio-economic factors and health outcomes. Conceptual framework for analysis of associations between dietary patterns, socio-economic factors and health outcomes. Arrows A, B and C (solid bold lines) represent the main associations studied, while the other associations represented (solid thin lines) were taken into account only to adjust for possible confounding; socio-cultural and psychological factors where not directly measured nor analysed in the study but represented so as to keep in mind that they may interact (dashed arrows) with the other factors at the different levels of the conceptual framework.

Aounallah-Skhiri et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:38   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-38
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