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Table 1 Sardinia before the Nutrition Transition

From: The effect of disease burden on the speed of aging: an analysis of the Sardinian mortality transition

(a) % Male population active in agriculture
Authors    1881 1901 1911 1921 1931 1951 1961
Censuses – rural population (%)    62.3 67.8 63.8 64.9 63.5 55.7 37.5
(b) Surveys on Sardinian nutrition during the 1930s
Authors and year of investigation Occupation District Proteins Carbohydrates Lipids Calorie
g cal. % g cal. % g cal. % kcal
Niceforo and Galeotti (1934) Farmhands Sassari 89.0 13.7 444.0 68.5 52.0 17.8 2656.0
Niceforo and Galeotti (1934) Agricultural worker (small Landowner) Sassari 103 13.5 477 64.9 71 21.3 3024.1
Cao-Pinna (1935) Craftsman Cagliari 79.0 14.5 359.9 66.3 46.9 19.2 2225.9
Costanzo (1937) Labourer Cagliari 14.3 71.0 13.2 2887.0
Peretti (1939) Agricultural worker Nuoro (Desulo, Atzara, Sorgono) 116.0 17.3 460.0 68.6 43.0 14.2 2752.5
Peretti (1939) Shepherd Nuoro (Desulo, Atzara, Sorgono) 119.0 18.6 406.5 62.8 54.0 18.7 2645.5
  1. Note: In Panel (b), the reported year is that in which the surveys have been carried out (not the year of publication of the results by the authors). In Panel (c), CU indicates urban population and CR indicates the rural population
  2. Sources: Niceforo and Galeotti (1934); Cao-Pinna (1935); Costanzo (1940); Peretti (1943); Istat − 1944 (cited in Somogyi 1973)