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Tool Information: Calcium Intake Questionnaire

Micronutrient Usual; Retrospective 1 Year (though guidance to calculating intakes per day are also provided) Food Frequency Questionnaire No


This tool is a comprehensive, quantitative, paper based food frequency questionnaire, which includes 10 questions and 9 food items. Using photographs, it is intended to measure the average calcium intake for the previous year in the elderly. This tool has been validated once in 1988.

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Special Considerations

The questionnaire is shown at the end of the publication. Due to reformulation of foods and changes in diets since 1988, updates to the food questions, food composition table and database mapping is required.

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Software Required

Not reported

Training Required

Interviewers need to be trained.

Instructions on use

Instructions on how to use the dietary assessment tool can be found in the publications

Administration Method


Data Analysis

Instructions on how the dietary data was analysed can be found in the publications.

Author Year Comparator Lifestage Sex Number of Nutrients Validated Mean Difference Variance Measured info Correlation Coefficients Percentage Agreement Limits of Agreement Special Considerations Action
Nelson 1988 Duplicate Diet Elderly Female Only 1 Healthy elderly residents.
Nelson 1988 Weighed Food Diary Elderly Female Only 1 Healthy elderly residents.
  • T133 - Nelson Hague et al Calcium questionnaire FileType: pdf, Download Number of downloads: 0

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