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Tool Information: DEGS FFQ

Food Groups Usual; Retrospective 4 Weeks Food Frequency Questionnaire No


This self-administered, semi-quantitative FFQ was developed to assess usual food consumption within the German Health Examination Survey for Adults 2008-2011 (DEGS) aged 18 to 79 years. It includes questions about the amount and frequency of consumption of 53 food items during the past four weeks. The FFQ was validated against two 24-hour recalls in 2010.

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Special Considerations

The FFQ is an adaptation of the questionnaire used in the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS).

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Software Required

Standard statistical software

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Instructions on use

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

Administration Method


Data Analysis

Brief guidance on how dietary data was analysed (and transformed) can be found in the publication.

Author Year Comparator Lifestage Sex Number of Nutrients Validated Mean Difference Variance Measured info Correlation Coefficients Percentage Agreement Limits of Agreement Special Considerations Action
Haftenberger 2010 24hr Recall Adults, Elderly Both 0 Participants were a part of the German National Nutrition Monitoring (NEMONIT).
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