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Tool Information: Australian Eating Survey (AES) FFQ

Full Nutrient Retrospective; Usual 6 months Food Frequency Questionnaire No


This tool is a semi-quantitive food frequency questionnaire containing 120-items with 15 supplementary questions regarding age, use of vitamin supplements, food behaviours and sedentary behaviours. The tool is designed with a contemporary food list to capture changes in the Australian food supply as previous tools were over 25 years old (when the paper was published).

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Special Considerations

Participants were healthy adults living full-time with at least one child aged 8-10 years. Seasonal fruit categories were calculated by adjusting for the number of months per year the fruit was available.

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Software Required

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Instructions on use

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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
Collins 2014 Weighed Food Diary Adults Both 24 N/A