Mexican National Health and Nutrition Survey (2006)

ENSANUT 2006 collected information on the health and nutrition of the Mexican population from October 2005 to May 2006. Dietary information was gathered from pre-school and school children (aged 1.5 to 4 years), adolescents (5 to 11 years), adults (20 to 59 years) and older adults (aged 60 years and over), for both males and females.

The extensive food frequency questionnaire data was converted into the Creme Food format and can now be run in the Creme Food exposure and nutrition models. Two datasets are available for each survey (adults, children and school children): one dataset utilises midpoints for consumption frequencies in accordance with methods used in published papers and the other dataset utilises distributions for the consumption frequencies.

Please contact us if you would like to have ENSANUT 2006 installed in your Creme Food account or if you would like more information on this data.

Further Survey Information

Information about households, health, biochemical tests, anthropometry, and dietary quality and quantity was collected via a household survey. Dietary information was assessed through a 7-day food frequency questionnaire, using an adapted version of the semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire, published by the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) in the Procedure Handbook for Nutrition Projects.

The questionnaire included 101 foods that were then classified into 14 groups. For each food, the key questions asked were the number of days of intake per week, times a day, portion size, and number of portions consumed within the seven days before the date of interview. This data was obtained from 48,304 households. From the analysis of the most consumed foods data obtained from the Mexican National Nutrition Survey 1999, a group of INSP researchers estimated the portion size and mean weight of a portion. Portion sizes were different for each age group studied.

Written by Sandrine Pigat on August 24 2012

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