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Development of a semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire to assess food, energy and nutrient intake in Denmark.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1800428     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Foods to be included in a Danish self-administered semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire were identified from food tables developed, together with data collected, for the survey 'Dietary habits in Denmark, 1985'. The questionnaire was to be used in a prospective study on diet, cancer and health, and the aim was to rank individuals with regard to intake of 19 different nutrients considered of prime importance in human carcinogenesis. The questionnaire for the dietary survey included 247 foods and recipes. From stepwise multiple regression analyses with the intake of each of the 19 nutrients as the dependent variable and the intake of the 247 foods and recipes as independent variables, the foods in the models explaining 90% of the between-person variability were considered for the final questionnaire. All relevant analyses were performed for the study group as a whole, for men and women separately, and in each gender for subgroups of energy intake. Taken together, the models explaining 90% of the between-person variability identified a total of 74 foods or recipes, which were important predictors of the intake of one or more of the nutrients considered. A few foods were excluded and a few foods were added to the final questionnaire based on common biological background information, and on information on foods providing important amounts of given nutrients, but which failed to contribute to regression analyses. The 92 foods and recipes, which were included in the final questionnaire provided altogether 81% of the average total supply of the nutrients.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
K Overvad; A Tjønneland; J Haraldsdóttir; M Ewertz; O M Jensen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of epidemiology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0300-5771     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Epidemiol     Publication Date:  1991 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-04-23     Completed Date:  1992-04-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802871     Medline TA:  Int J Epidemiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  900-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Social Medicine, University of Arhus, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Diet Records
Diet Surveys*
Energy Intake
Food / statistics & numerical data*
Middle Aged
Nutrition Surveys*
Regression Analysis

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