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Table 2 Cross-tabulation of Relationships/Expectations and Cultural Empowerment domains exploring factors that influence dietary intake/choices.

From: An overview of cardiovascular risk factor burden in sub-Saharan African countries: a socio-cultural perspective

  Positive Existential Negative
Perceptions Food brings families together, & community building Sharing/Eating together Salty food tastes better; preparation techniques that remove nutrients or add excess fat
Enablers Money to buy food
Availability of healthy foods
Cooking together Lack of money for or access healthy foods.
Westernized diet in urban settings.
Nurturers Family members support eating of food needed to manage CVD risks   Family members' refusal to eat food that supports CVD health.