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Titolo: Diet-obesity associations in children: Approaches to counteract attenuation caused by misreporting.

Anno di pubblicazione: 2013

Autori: Bornhorst C.; Huybrechts I.; Hebestreit A.; Vanaelst B.; Molnar D.; Bel-Serrat S.; Mouratidou T.; Moreno L.A.; Pala V.; Eha M.; Kourides Y.A.; Siani A.; Eiben G.; Pigeot I.

Affiliazioni autori: BIPS - Institute for Epidemiology and Prevention Research, Achterstrasse 30, 28359 Bremen, Germany; Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Dietary Exposure Assessment Group (DEX), Lyon, France; Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO), Brussels, Belgium; Medical Faculty, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary; GENUD (Growth, Exercise, Nutrition and Development) Research Group, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain; Fondazione IRCSS, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Nutritional Epidemiology Unit, Milan, Italy; Department of Surveillance and Evaluation, National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia; Research and Education Foundation of Child Health, Paphos, Cyprus; Institute of Food Sciences, CNR, Avellino, Italy; Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

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Lingua: inglese

Abstract: Objective Measurement errors in dietary data lead to attenuated estimates of associations between dietary exposures and health outcomes. The present study aimed to compare and evaluate different approaches of handling implausible reports by exemplary analysis of the association between dietary intakes (total energy, soft drinks, fruits/vegetables) and overweight/obesity in children. Design Cross-sectional multicentre study. Setting Kindergartens/schools from eight European countries participating in the IDEFICS Study. Subjects Children (n 5357) aged 2-9 years who provided one 24 h dietary recall and complete covariate information. Results The 24 h recalls were classified into three reporting groups according to adapted Goldberg cut-offs: under-report, plausible report or over-report. In the basic logistic multilevel model (adjusted for age and sex, including study centre as random effect), the dietary exposures showed no significant association with overweight/obesity (energy intake: OR=0·996 (95 % CI 0·983, 1·010); soft drinks: OR = 0·999 (95 % CI 0·986, 1·013)) and revealed even a positive association for fruits/vegetables (OR = 1·009 (95 % CI 1·001, 1·018)). When adding the reporting group (dummy variables) and a propensity score for misreporting as adjustment terms, associations became significant for energy intake as well as soft drinks (energy: OR = 1·074 (95 % CI 1·053, 1·096); soft drinks: OR = 1·015 (95 % CI 1·000, 1·031)) and the association between fruits/vegetables and overweight/obesity pointed to the reverse direction compared with the basic model (OR = 0·993 (95 % CI 0·984, 1·002)). Conclusions Associations between dietary exposures and health outcomes are strongly affected or even masked by measurement errors. In the present analysis consideration of the reporting group and inclusion of a propensity score for misreporting turned out to be useful tools to counteract attenuation of effect estimates. © The Authors 2012.

Lingua abstract: inglese

Pagine da: 256

Pagine a: 266


Public health nutrition Cambridge University Press
Paese di pubblicazione: Regno Unito
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 1475-2727

Numero volume: 16

Numero fascicolo: 2

DOI: 10.1017/S1368980012004491

Referee: Sě: Internazionale

Indicizzato da: Scopus [2-s2.0-84872140131]

Parole chiave:

  • 24 h Dietary recall
  • Adjustment
  • Cross-sectional
  • Propensity score
  • Reporting group

URL: http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84872140131&partnerID=q2rCbXpz

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