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Tool Information: FFQ (South Asian Women in Britain)

Full Nutrient Usual; Retrospective 1 Year (Past year) Food Frequency Questionnaire No


This tool is a comprehensive quantitative paper based food frequency questionnaire, which includes 207 questions. The tool was developed to assess usual long-term intake of foods and nutrients among women from the largest South Asian communities residing in Britain. This tool has been validated twice: in 1999 and 2004.

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Special Considerations

Updates to the food composition table and database mapping is required to use the dietary assessment tool due to reformulation of food in the UK since 2004.

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Software Required

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Training Required

Interviewers need to be trained. The FFQ was administered by a nutritionist in their language of choice (65% in Urdu and 35% in English).

Instructions on use

Instructions on how to use the dietary assessment tool can be found in the publications.

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Data Analysis

Instructions on how the dietary data was analysed can be found in the publications.

Author Year Comparator Lifestage Sex Number of Nutrients Validated Mean Difference Variance Measured info Correlation Coefficients Percentage Agreement Limits of Agreement Special Considerations Action
Kassam-Khamis 1999 Weighed Food Diary Adults Female Only 6 South Asian Population
Sevak 2004 24hr Recall Adults Female Only 16 South Asian Population