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A quantitative food frequency questionnaire for women in southeast China: development and reproducibility.
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PMID:  16044830     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study describes the development and reproducibility of a 128-item quantitative food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) to measure usual food consumption for women in southeast China. The FFQ was pre-tested using 51 Chinese women who recently migrated to Australia. Cronbach's alpha coefficient was 0.81 for internal consistency. The reliability of the FFQ was then assessed by another test-retest study. A sample of 41 women residing in southeast China was interviewed twice within 12 weeks. Intraclass correlation coefficients were moderate to high for mean food group consumption (0.43-0.96) and mean daily nutrient intakes (0.47-0.89). Kappa statistics for eating habits ranged from 0.27 to 0.89 in the test-retest. The mean ratio of energy intake to basal metabolic rate was 1.73 (S.D. 0.39) in both test and retest samples. The study confirmed that the FFQ method using standard containers is appropriate to assess dietary intake for women in southeast China.
M Zhang; C W Binns; A H Lee
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1010-5395     ISO Abbreviation:  Asia Pac J Public Health     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-27     Completed Date:  2005-08-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708538     Medline TA:  Asia Pac J Public Health     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Basal Metabolism
Diet Surveys*
Energy Intake
Food Habits*
Middle Aged
Reproducibility of Results

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