Dietary habits and nutrient intake in Swedish children 4 year old and school children in grade 2 and 5. Riksmaten – children 2003

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Description:

A national food survey was carried out during 2003 on children 4 year old and school children in grade 2 and in grade 5. The method was an open and estimated food diary over four consecutive days. All days were evenly represented in the survey. The food diary was filled in by the children or with the help of parents or carer. Portion sizes and amounts of all food and drink eaten by the children were estimated with the help of a picture book. It was also noted when and where food was eaten as well as the fat content, mode of preparation, certain additives and brand name. Intake of supplements and level of physical activity was also recorded. In addition, an optically readable questionnaire contained questions about weight, height, parents’ education and profession, ethnic background and regional residence.

Children 4 year old were randomly sampled from a stratified sample of municipalities representative of Sweden. School children were sampled on the basis of school classes. The survey took place during spring and autumn 2003. The sample size of children 4 year old was 924 of which 590 fulfil

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Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0096

Purpose:

The main purpose was to increase the knowledge about what children in the studied ages are eating and drinking, examine meal patterns, energy and nutrient intake, and also identify possible associations between eating habits and background factors.

Description:

A national food survey was carried out during 2003 on children 4 year old and school children in grade 2 and in grade 5. The method was an open and estimated food diary over four consecutive days. All days were evenly represented in the survey. The food diary was filled in by the children or with the help of parents or carer. Portion sizes and amounts of all food and drink eaten by the children were estimated with the help of a picture book. It was also noted when and where food was eaten as well as the fat content, mode of preparation, certain additives and brand name. Intake of supplements and level of physical activity was also recorded. In addition, an optically readable questionnaire contained questions about weight, height, parents’ education and profession, ethnic background and regional residence.

Children 4 year old were randomly sampled from a stratified sample of municipalities representative of Sweden. School children were sampled on the basis of school classes. The survey took place during spring and autumn 2003. The sample size of children 4 year old was 924 of which 590 fulfil

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Time period(s) investigated:

2003 — 2003

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 2003 — 2003

Data collector: GFK Sverige AB

Source of the data: Population group, Biological samples, Other

Mode of collection: Self-administered writings and/or diaries

Time period(s) for data collection: 2003 — 2003

Data collector: GFK Sverige AB

Source of the data: Population group, Biological samples, Other

Unit of analysis:

Population:

The population was defined in three different ages: every child who turned 4 years in 2003, and all children in grades 2 and grades 5 during the spring and fall semester 2003.

Time Method:

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Stratified

Publications

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Riksmaten - barn 2003. Livsmedels- och näringsintag bland barn i Sverige. Uppsala: Livsmedelsverket; 2006.
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Becker W, Enghardt Barbieri H. Svenska barns matvanor 2003 - resultat från enkätfrågor. Livsmedelsverket; december 2004.
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Dataset EXT 0096-001

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Time period(s) investigated:

2003 — 2003

Number of individuals/objects:

593

Response rate/participation rate:

64 %

Dataset EXT 0096-002

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Time period(s) investigated:

2003 — 2003

Number of individuals/objects:

1945

Response rate/participation rate:

87 %