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Dietary intake and development of a quantitative food-frequency questionnaire for the Barbados National Cancer Study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17411466     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To develop a quantitative food-frequency questionnaire (QFFQ) for the Barbados National Cancer Study (BNCS) that will permit examination of associations of diet with breast and prostate cancer.
DESIGN: Population intake data from the year 2000 Barbados Food Consumption and Anthropometric Surveys (BFCAS 2000) were used to derive a list of foods consumed by the population. A 192-item draft QFFQ was developed from this list.
SETTING: Barbados, West Indies provides an ideal environment to understand cancer risk in African-origin populations, with high relevance to African-Americans. The BNCS is a population-based case-control study examining risk factors for breast and prostate cancer in such populations.
SUBJECTS: A total of 1600 persons, 18 years and older, completed a 24-hour recall in the BFCAS 2000. Fifty of 63 randomly selected residents (79% response rate) gave additional updated information on foods consumed.
RESULTS: The 50 participants provided a one-time 24-hour recall and completed the draft QFFQ. The final instrument contains 148 items: breads, cakes, cereals = 17; rice, pastas, noodles = 8; dairy = 10; meat, fish, poultry = 42; fruit = 16; vegetables = 26; soft drinks = 14; alcoholic beverages = 5; others = 10. Additional questions include supplement use and food preparation methods such as grilling.
CONCLUSION: The final instrument is concise, complete and the most up-to-date for assessing the food and nutrient intake of African-origin Barbadians and the associations with breast and prostate cancer.
Sangita Sharma; Xia Cao; Rachel Harris; Anselm J M Hennis; M Cristina Leske; Suh-Yuh Wu;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public health nutrition     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1368-9800     ISO Abbreviation:  Public Health Nutr     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-06     Completed Date:  2007-06-14     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9808463     Medline TA:  Public Health Nutr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  464-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Barbados / epidemiology
Breast Neoplasms / epidemiology*,  etiology
Cluster Analysis
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diet Surveys*
Food Analysis
Food Habits
Mental Recall
Middle Aged
Prostatic Neoplasms / epidemiology*,  etiology
Risk Factors
Grant Support

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