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Tool Information: FFQ (Suihua, North China)

Full Nutrient, Food Groups Usual; Retrospective 9 months Food Frequency Questionnaire No


This tool is a self-administered, semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire containing 86 food items grouped into 8 food groups. The tool was developed for adolescent females and developed in accordance with a previous model by Willett et al (1998)

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Special Considerations

The tool was developed to include foods that included the traditional Chinese diet. Updates to the food composition tables and databases may be required to use this tool due to ingredient variation. The study used coloured photographs to determine portion size consumption.

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Software Required

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Training Required

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Instructions on use

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Administration Method

Interviewer administered

Data Analysis

Instructions on how the dietary data was analysed can be found in the publications and the 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
Xia 2011 24hr recall Adolescents Female Only 13 Subjects were adolescent females (12-18yrs) from a multi-level cluster sample from 3 middle schools in the Suihua district of Heilongjiang Province of China