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Tool Information: FFQ (Botswana)

Full Nutrient, Food Groups Usual; Retrospective 1 Year Food Frequency Questionnaire No


This tool is a quantitive food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) containing 122 food and drink items which were grouped into ten categories, based on either physical composition or cultural use. The FFQ was designed to assess the habitual diet of adults in urban and rural areas over the previous year. The FFQ also categorized participants by intakes of food, energy and nutrients that were hypothesized to influence the development of chronic diseases. This tool has been validated once in 2012.

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Special Considerations

Two sources of data were used to identify food items to be included in the FFQ: food intake data obtained from focus group discussions and a large (unpublished) survey of dietary intakes of adults aged 18-75 years.

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Software Required

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Training Required

Data was collected by a trained personnel in both English and Setswana

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Data Analysis

Instructions on how the dietary data was analysed 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
Jackson 2012 24hr Recall Adults; Elderly Both 13 Participants were selected from those enrolled in the epidemiological survey of diet and weight status. The final sample consisted of 16 males and 63 females with mixed characteristics of urban and rural settings.
  • T158 - Jackson. FFQ Botswana FileType: pdf, Download Number of downloads: 0

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