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Nutrition Monitoring and Surveillance

Tim Byers and Rebecca L. Sedjo

in Nutritional Epidemiology

Third edition

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199754038
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979448 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754038.003.0015

Series: Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Nutrition Monitoring and Surveillance

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Nutrition monitoring and surveillance are efforts intended to discern trends in a population over time, in diet or nutritional status, by making systematic measures that can be repeated and/or by contrasting nutritional status between subgroups of a population at a point in time. This chapter reviews the methods used for nutrition monitoring and surveillance, with particular focus on methods used in the United States but also including comments on analogous international applications. It discusses physical activity monitoring and surveillance; body weight monitoring and surveillance; biomarkers for nutritional monitoring and surveillance; and monitoring of knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and policies.

Keywords: diet; nutritional status; physical activity; body weight; biomarkers

Chapter.  6648 words. 

Subjects: Medical Statistics and Methodology

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