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Tool Information: FFQ (China)

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


This tool is a semi-quantitiative food frequency questionnaire containing 86 food items classified into 11 food groups. The tool was developed for an adult and elderly population to measure average consumption and frequency

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Special Considerations

The tool was a modified version from a model designed by Willett (1985). Average amounts consumed were asked in 'liang' which is a Chinese measurement of weight. The study included a book of coloured photographs of all food items and portion sizes to assist participants. Results displayed are from the FFQ2 vs 24-HRs.

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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 adminstered

Data Analysis

Instuctions 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
Zhuang 2012 24hr Recall Adults, Elderly Both 15 There was a higher proportion of women (62%) and those without high / senior school education (87%) in the cohort