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Title: Nutritional Status, Activity Pattern, and Dietary Intake among the Baka Hunter-gatherers in the Village Camps in Cameroon
Authors: YAMAUCHI, Taro
SATO, Hiroaki
Keywords: Nutritional Status
Energy expenditure
Dietary intake
Food consumption
Issue Date: Apr-2000
Publisher: The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Journal title: African Study Monographs
Volume: 21
Issue: 2
Start page: 67
End page: 82
Abstract: The nutritional status of 75 male and 73female pygmy hunter-gatheres were surveyed as well as the daily physical activity, energy and intake of major nutrients, and total energy expenditure were examined for two married couples of the Baka hunter-gatherers in Cameroon. The average stature was intermediate relative to other Pygmy hunter-gatherers, and the subjects were generally well nourished. Despite the limited sample size and survey duration, the results indicated that the energy intake and energy expenditure of Cameroonian Baka hunter-gatherers were relatively low, which may enable them to adapt to low food availability in the village camps during the rainy season.
DOI: 10.14989/68193
Appears in Collections:Vol.21 No.2

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