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Development and evaluation of cultural food frequency questionnaires for South Asians, Chinese, and Europeans in North America.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12963948     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We developed three ethnic food frequency questionnaires (FFQs) to characterize the diets of South Asian, Chinese, and European immigrants. FFQs were developed from foods reported in the diet records and recalls of 29 South Asians, 25 Chinese, and 20 Europeans participating in a pilot study from 1995-1996 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The FFQ and a seven-day diet record were then administered to 342 South Asians, 317 Chinese, and 346 Europeans participating in the Study of Health Assessment and Risk in Ethnic groups (SHARE) in three Canadian centers from 1996-1998. For FFQ validation, a subset of these participants completed a second seven-day diet record and second FFQ 8 to 10 months later. The FFQ generally underestimated macronutrient and overestimated micronutrient intake compared with the records. Consumption of most macronutrients was lower among South Asians. Energy-adjusted deattenuated correlation coefficients between the records and second FFQ ranged from 0.32 to 0.73 (South Asians), 0.17 to 0.84 (Chinese), and 0.30 to 0.83 (Europeans). The FFQs generally performed well and will be used to investigate diet-disease relations in SHARE. Lower correlations for dietary fats among Chinese persons (0.17 to 0.31) may be improved with more direct questions on the FFQ regarding brand, type, and amount of oil consumed in stirfry servings.
Linda E Kelemen; Sonia S Anand; Vladimir Vuksan; Qilong Yi; Koon K Teo; Sudarshan Devanesen; Salim Yusuf;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dietetic Association     Volume:  103     ISSN:  0002-8223     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Diet Assoc     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-09     Completed Date:  2003-10-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503061     Medline TA:  J Am Diet Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1178-84     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Asia / ethnology
China / ethnology
Cohort Studies
Diet Records
Diet Surveys*
Europe / ethnology
Food Habits / ethnology*
Middle Aged
Pilot Projects
Questionnaires / standards*
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity

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