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Issues in Analysis and Presentation of Dietary Data

Walter Willett

in Nutritional Epidemiology

Second edition

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780195122978
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195122978.003.13

Series: Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Issues in Analysis and Presentation of Dietary Data

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This chapter is a synthesis of selected issues relating to the analysis and presentation of dietary data, building on recent experiences of those working in this field. Topics discussed include data cleaning, categorized versus continuous presentation of independent variables, graphic presentation of data, examination of foods and nutrients, the use of multiple dietary assessments in prospective studies, multivariate analyses, empirical dietary scores, and error correction.

Keywords: data analysis; epidemiologic data; epidemiologic analysis; dietary data; data cleaning; error correction

Chapter.  13595 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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