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Title: Is the food frequency questionnaire suitable to assess micronutrient intake adequacy for infants, children and adolescents?
Authors: Roman-Viñas, Blanca
Ortiz-Andrellucchi, Adriana
Mendez, Michelle 
Sánchez-Villegas, Almudena 
Quintana, Luis Peña 
Aznar, Luis A.Moreno
Hermoso, Maria
Serra-Majem, Lluís 
Keywords: Assess Calcium Intake
Dietary Assessment
Validation
Validity
School
Reproducibility
Individuals
Biomarkers
Vegetables
Evaluate
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: 1740-8695
Journal: Maternal and Child Nutrition 
Abstract: The objective of this study was to review how accurately micronutrient intakes in infants, children, and adolescents were assessed with validated food frequency questionnaires (FFQs) to which study quality criteria had been applied. The methodology and the analysis presented were based on several research activities carried out within the European Micronutrient Recommendation Aligned Network of Excellence. The analysis was limited to vitamin D, vitamin C, vitamin B-12, folate, selenium, iron, zinc, iodine, calcium, and copper. A search strategy was defined in MEDLINE and EMBASE literature for studies validating FFQs that estimated intakes of micronutrients being evaluated. Identification of at least three validation studies per micronutrient was required to be included in the analysis. A total score for each nutrient was calculated from the mean of the correlation coefficients weighted by the quality of the study, which included a quality score that was based on sample size, statistics used, data collection procedure, consideration of seasonality and supplement use, an adjustment/weighting of the correlation coefficient according to the quality score, and a rating of the adjusted/weighted correlation. When the mean weighted correlation coefficient was equal to or higher than 0.5, micronutrient intake was considered as adequately estimated. Sufficient validation studies were identified for vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin B-12, iron, zinc, and calcium for infants and pre-school children, and vitamin C, calcium, and iron for older children and adolescents. Results showed that the FFQ was a good instrument for estimating intake of vitamin C, vitamin D, calcium, zinc and iron in infants and pre-school children, and for estimating calcium and vitamin C in children and adolescents.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/44720
ISSN: 1740-8695
DOI: 10.1111/j.1740-8709.2010.00268.x
Source: Maternal and Child Nutrition[ISSN 1740-8695],v. 6, p. 112-121
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