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Four instruments collect dietary data.

7-Day Food Checklist

The 7-Day Food Checklist is a booklet of 7 identical questionnaires each to be completed daily over 7 consecutive days. The questionnaires ask respondents to check a boxy each time they one of the foods listed. The dataset provides the counts of each food for each day.

The 7-Day Food Checklist data is in two files, one per person and one per day.

Click here for data dictionaries and formats for the 7-Day Food Checklist files. Datasets can be obtained by submitting a request.

Summary Available Data
  • Self report data
  • Completed the first and last month about 1 year apart
  • ~930 participants with results
    • ~750 completed both administrations
    • ~140 completed only the 1st
    • ~40 completed only the 2nd
  • Person File
    • Form Info
    • Food Summary
    • Administration 1 food counts
    • Administration 2 food counts
    • Administration 1 food maximums
    • Administration 2 food maximums
    • Administration 1 hybrid counts
    • Administration 2 hybrid counts
  • Day File
    • Form Info
    • Day Info
    • Food Checkboxes
    • Food Counts
    • Food Maximums
    • Food Hybrid Counts
    • Food Completion Status