[Food frequency questionnaire for adults from a population-based study]

Rev Saude Publica. 2008 Jun;42(3):550-4. doi: 10.1590/s0034-89102008005000020. Epub 2008 Apr 10.
[Article in Portuguese]


The objective of the study was to develop a food frequency questionnaire for each of the following groups: female adults, male adults and male and female adults, based on dietary data obtained in a population-based study comprising individuals from different income levels. Dietary data was obtained from a 24-hour Dietary Recall applied to a probabilistic sample of 1,477 subjects in the city of São Paulo (Southeastern Brazil) in 2003. Food items accounting for at least 90% of total daily calorie intake and nutrients were selected. The reference time frame was the year preceding the interview and subjects had the choice of four serving sizes.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Brazil
  • Diet Records*
  • Diet Surveys*
  • Energy Intake*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Surveys and Questionnaires