Associations of dietary diversity scores and micronutrient status in adolescent Mozambican girls

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Korkalo , L , Erkkola , M , Heinonen , A E , Freese , R , Selvester , K & Mutanen , M 2017 , ' Associations of dietary diversity scores and micronutrient status in adolescent Mozambican girls ' , European Journal of Nutrition , vol. 56 , no. 3 , pp. 1179-1189 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-016-1167-3

Title: Associations of dietary diversity scores and micronutrient status in adolescent Mozambican girls
Author: Korkalo, Liisa; Erkkola, Maijaliisa; Heinonen, Arja E.; Freese, Riitta; Selvester, Kerry; Mutanen, Marja
Contributor organization: University of Helsinki
Department of Food and Nutrition
Maijaliisa Erkkola / Principal Investigator
Marja Mutanen / Principal Investigator
Nutrition Science
Teachers' Academy
Family nutrition and wellbeing
Date: 2017-04
Language: eng
Number of pages: 11
Belongs to series: European Journal of Nutrition
ISSN: 1436-6207
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-016-1167-3
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/308488
Abstract: Purpose In low-income settings, dietary diversity scores (DDSs) often predict the micronutrient adequacy of diets, but little is known about whether they predict levels of biochemical indicators of micronutrient status. Methods In 2010, we studied two samples of non-pregnant 14-to 19-year-old girls in central Mozambique, the first in January-February ('hunger season'; n = 227) and the second in May-June (harvest season; n = 223). In this paper, we examined whether a low Women's Dietary Diversity Score (WDDS) predicts a low concentration of haemoglobin, serum ferritin, zinc, and folate, and plasma retinol in adolescent Mozambican girls. We constructed three scores: WDDS based on 24-h recalls, WDDS15g based on 24-h recall and employing a 15 g limit, and 7dWDDS based on 7-day food frequency questionnaires. Logistic regression models, stratified by season, were used to estimate the odds of having a low concentration of a status indicator ( Results In January-February, after adjusting for confounders, a low ( Conclusions Our data from Mozambique suggest that dietary diversity is associated with serum zinc, but this association seems to be limited to the hunger season.
Subject: Dietary diversity score
Micronutrient
Nutritional status
Adolescent girl
Mozambique
Sub-Saharan Africa
SOUTHERN ETHIOPIA
BURKINA-FASO
RURAL SIDAMA
FOOD VARIETY
ADEQUACY
CHILDREN
INDICATORS
WOMEN
PREVALENCE
DEFICIENCY
416 Food Science
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: unspecified
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