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Tool Information: FFQ (North China)

Full Nutrient Usual;Retrospective Day/week/month Food Frequency Questionnaire No


This tool is a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire containing 121 food items grouped into 11 categories. The tool was designed for application in an international case-control colorectal cancer study. The tool was validated by 6 health professionals who reviewed drafts in 2004

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Special Considerations

The FFQ was a modified version based on a previous Shanghai FFQ developed for a case-control cancer based study (Shu et al, 1993). The FFQ for this study was tailored to reflect the dietary habits of participants located in the geographical area for this study.

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Data Analysis

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

Author Year Comparator Lifestage Sex Number of Nutrients Validated Mean Difference Variance Measured info Correlation Coefficients Percentage Agreement Limits of Agreement Special Considerations Action
Wang 2008 24hr Recall Adults, Elderly Male Only 11 Random selection of individuals from Xi'an city Shaanxi province Municipal Resident Registry Office (age range 50-79 yrs). Participants required to be free of diseases influencing food consumption.
24hr Recall Adults, Elderly Female Only 11