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Tool Information: FFQ (Latin American Adults)

Full Nutrient, Food Groups Retrospective 12 months Food Frequency Questionnaire No


This tool is a self administered, semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire consisting of 126 separate food items. The tool was developed for the USA Spanish speaking population and used to assess validity amongst adults in three Latin American countries.

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Special Considerations

This tool is an adapted version of the FFQ developed by the US National Cancer Institute that was designed to assess food intake and dietary patterns of the CESAS 1 study population. The tool includes foods and beverages that have been modified to include those frequently consumed in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile.

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Training Required

Not reported

Instructions on use

Written instructions were handed out to particpants with the questionnaire

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Data Analysis

Instructions on how to use the dietary assessment tool 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
Elorriaga 2013 24hr Recall Adults, Elderly Both 20 Participants were recruited via opportunistic sampling from primary-care centres in three Latin American countries (Chile, Uruguay and Argentina)