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J Nutr Educ Behav. 2011 Nov-Dec;43(6):505-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2010.09.001. Epub 2011 Jun 25.

Assessment of dietary intakes of Filipino-Americans: implications for food frequency questionnaire design.

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Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182, USA. mfjohnson@projects.sdsu.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this study was to describe food consumption practices of Filipino-American adults, to describe how they respond to a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) as a function of acculturation and sex, and to suggest modifications to the FFQ to improve dietary assessment among Filipino-Americans.

METHODS:

Twenty-one Filipino-American women and 14 Filipino-American men (aged 30-60 years) who varied on acculturation level were recruited from the general community of San Diego, California. Participants completed a focus group and rated the Fred Hutchinson Food Frequency Questionnaire.

RESULTS:

The most commonly eaten food items among Filipino-Americans were white rice, fish or meat, vegetables, and fruit. Most (76%) participants reported that the Fred Hutchinson Food Frequency Questionnaire lacked commonly eaten Filipino-American food.

CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS:

Commonly consumed food, such as adobo, lumpia, and pansit, might be added to a revised FFQ; doing so may improve recall and face validity among Filipino-Americans.

PMID:
21705276
PMCID:
PMC3204150
DOI:
10.1016/j.jneb.2010.09.001
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