The objective of this study was to analyze food habits and carbohydrate contribution intake from sago consumption in Kepulauan Meranti regency Riau Province. The study design was cross sectional study through interviews and filling out FFQ and food recall questionnaires, also measurement of body mass index from 181 subjects with inclusion criteria are sago consumption, aged 35-80 years, and undiagnosed with diabetes. The results showed that there were 71,16% participant have been consumed sago more than 10 years and consumed sago 1- 6 times a week, about 173,7±88,3 g/day. Subjects with normal body mass index (BMI) were more than 50%. There were significant correlation between energy and carbohydrate intake with BMI. Frequency of sago consumption have significant correlation with carbohydrate and fat intake, nor with sago consumption. The significant correlation between the carbohydrates contribution from sago to amount of sago consumption (g / day), frequency of sago consumption / month, the frequency of sago consumption in the last month, amount of total energy intake, carbohydrate intake and protein intake, with a value of p = 0.000 at the level of α = 0.01. In conclusion, sago consumption minimal 1-6 times a week could be contribution to keep the BMI in normal range if consumed at the amount of 173,7±88,3 g/day.
Syartiwidya, Martianto D, Sulaeman A, Tanziha I and Rimbawan