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Relative validity of the Children's Eating Habits Questionnaire-food frequency section among young European children: the IDEFICS Study.
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PMID:  23286734     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To compare, specifically by age group, proxy-reported food group estimates obtained from the food frequency section of the Children's Eating Habits questionnaire (CEHQ-FFQ) against the estimates of two non-consecutive 24 h dietary recalls (24-HDR). DESIGN: Estimates of food group intakes assessed via the forty-three-food-group CEHQ-FFQ were compared with those obtained by a computerized 24-HDR. Agreement on frequencies of intakes (equal to the number of portions per recall period) between the two instruments was examined using crude and de-attenuated Pearson's correlation coefficients, cross-classification analyses, weighted kappa statistics (κ w) and Bland-Altman analysis. SETTING: Kindergartens/schools from eight European countries participating in the IDEFICS (Identification and prevention of Dietary- and lifestyle-induced health EFfects In Children and infantS) Study cross-sectional survey (2007-2008). SUBJECTS: Children aged 2-9 years (n 2508, 50·4 % boys). RESULTS: The CEHQ-FFQ provided higher intake estimates for most of the food groups than the 24-HDR. De-attenuated Pearson correlation coefficients ranged from 0·01 (sweetened fruit) to 0·48 (sweetened milk) in children aged 2-<6 years (mean = 0·25) and from 0·01 (milled cereal) to 0·44 (water) in children aged 6-9 years (mean = 0·23). An average of 32 % and 31 % of food group intakes were assigned to the same quartile in younger and older children, respectively, and classification into extreme opposite quartiles was ≤12 % for all food groups in both age groups. Mean κ w was 0·20 for 2-<6-year-olds and 0·17 for 6-9-year-olds. CONCLUSIONS: The strength of association estimates assessed by the CEHQ-FFQ and the 24-HDR varied by food group and by age group. Observed level of agreement and CEHQ-FFQ ability to rank children according to intakes of food groups were considered to be low.
Silvia Bel-Serrat; Theodora Mouratidou; Valeria Pala; Inge Huybrechts; Claudia Börnhorst; Juan Miguel Fernández-Alvira; Charalampos Hadjigeorgiou; Gabriele Eiben; Antje Hebestreit; Lauren Lissner; Dénes Molnár; Alfonso Siani; Toomas Veidebaum; Vittorio Krogh; Luis A Moreno
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public health nutrition     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1475-2727     ISO Abbreviation:  Public Health Nutr     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9808463     Medline TA:  Public Health Nutr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-11     Citation Subset:  -    
1 Growth, Exercise, Nutrition and Development (GENUD) Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Zaragoza, Corona de Aragón 42, 2nd floor, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain.
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