Role of cultural and socioeconomic factors in fish consumption among Omani population: A pilot survey

Zahra Khamis Mohammed Ahmed Al Riyami, Azza Ali Al-Ismaili, Halima Said Al-Hattali, Musthafa Mohamed Essa, Jayapal Sathishkumar, Annamalai Manickavasagan*

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Background: Fish is one of the major components of a balanced healthy diet, and it is a good source of several beneficial compounds. Cultural and socioeconomic factors such as financial status of people, awareness about the health benefits of fish, and cost and availability of fish in the market plays an important role in fish consumption among Omani population. Methodology: This study was designed to assess the fish consumption in terms of purchase, storage, cooking methods, and consumption patterns of selected 240 convenient Omani populations. The mailed survey enabled to collect the data about the cultural, socioeconomic, health, and nutritional factors which might influence the consumption of fish in Oman. Results and Conclusion: Exploration of cultural and socioeconomic factors was done with the help of descriptive and inferential statistics. The outcome of this study might be useful in promoting fish consumption among Omani people. However, the sample size used in this study is less, and may not be the representation of Oman.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-124
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2016


  • Cultural and socioeconomic factors
  • Fish consumption
  • Oman

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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