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Tool Information: FFQ (South India)

Full Nutrient Usual; Retrospective 4 months Food Frequency Questionnaire No


This tool is a self-administered, semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire that contained 132 food items with intake frequency divided into four categories of never, daily, weekly and monthly. The tool was designed for PURE (The Prospective Urban, Rural Epidemiological Study) which is a large, ongoing prospective cohort study. The tool was validated via a pilot study consisting of a convenience sample of PURE study participants.

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Special Considerations

The FFQ is a refined version from the PURE cohort study that has been shortened using stepwise regression analysis. The Nutritools team could not get in contact with the tool owner to verify the units of measurement for calcium and folate so standard measurements of mg and ug respectively were added, despite paper stating g and mg.The values displayed in the result section are from the original FFQ.

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Instructions on use

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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
Iqbal 2008 24hr Recall Adults Both 10 Subjects were part of the PURE (Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiological Study) Cohort