Comparison of self-report of reduced fat and salt foods with sales and supply data

K. L. Radimer, P. W.J. Harvey

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Abstract

Objective: Examine the validity of self-reported use of reduced fat and reduced salt foods. Design: Compare data collected in a food frequency questionnaire with supermarket sales data and food supply data. Setting: Rural Australia. Subjects: Four hundred and fifty-three respondents from an original sample of 1616 randomly-selected residents. Interventions: Community health campaign to reduce cardiovascular disease. Results: Reported use of reduced fat and reduced salt foods was greater than store sales and milk deliveries of these products. Conclusions: External data did not support the validity of self-reported use of these products. Sponsorships: National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, Epidemiology and Health Information Branch of Queensland Health Department.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-382
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume52
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1998

Keywords

  • Diet-records
  • Dietary fats
  • Nutrition-surveys
  • Reproducibility-of-results

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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