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Study TitleNational dietary survey of adults, Australia, 1983: File d
Primary Investigator, Australia, N. H. F. O.
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00616-d
AbstractThe National Dietary Survey of Adults was conducted in 1983 as a component of the Risk Factor Prevalence Study conducted by the National Heart Foundation in that year (see SSDA Study No. 414). The specific aims of the survey were: to collect dietary intake data to determine the food consumption and nutrient intake of a national sample of Australian adults; to compare the intake of nutrients and specific foods in various sub-groups in this population; and to determine the relationship between diet patterns of the sub-groups and their body mass index, blood lipid levels, hypertension and other health factors. For the dietary section of the survey project, a range of demographic information was collected, which included: sex, age, region and country of birth, length of residence in Australia, highest level of education, employment status, occupation status and occupation, whether currently pregnant, use of vitamin supplements and saly intake, and usual way of eating. Respondents were then asked to complete a 24 hour dietary recall schedule with the assistance of an interviewer, using standardised techniques such as food models, calibrated containers and geometric models as aids to assess food intake. There are two data files: a dietary intake file, which provides basic information on each food group consumed and amounts; and a dietary and nutrient intake file which gives more detailed components of the nutrients making up the individual food groups.
Production Date (documentation)1992-04-14
Bibliographic Citation, and Australia, N. H. F. O. National dietary survey of adults, Australia, 1983 [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, .
CopyrightCopyright © 2005, Housing and Community Services. All rights reserved.
ContactNutrition Section Department of Health, Housing and Community Services GPO Box 9848 Canberra ACT 2601
Contact AffiliationDepartment of Health, Housing and Community Services
Study Scope Content
Topic ClassificationsAustralian studies;Health;Nutrition
KeywordsDiet;Nutrition;Public health
Population (Universe)men and women aged 25 to 64 years living in six State capital cities
Date of Collection
Start date - Data Collection: 1983-05-01 End date - Data Collection: 1983-05-01
Time Period
Time Period - Start: 1983-05-01 Time Period - End: 1983-05-01
Methodology Content
Sampling Proceduremulti-stage sample with quota The sample was selected from defined catchment areas using the 1983 Commonwealth electoral rolls. The seven catchment areas were Sydney North, Sydney South, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart. Definition of the catchment areas was influenced by geographical accessibility to the survey centres in each city, and the desire to draw a representative sample from each city. In general, all electoral divisions and subdivisions within a radius of 16 km of the National Heart Foundation centre were included in the survey. An initial sample size of 1500 in each catchment area was required. The Perth centre required a sample size of 2400 because it was participating in the World Health Organisation's MONICA (Multinational Monitoring of Trends and Determinants in Cardiovascular Disease) Project. The list of people from each catchment aged 25 to 64 years inclusive on 30 June 1983 was sorted by sex and 5 year age groups. Systematic sampling was then used to select the required number of people in each of the seven catchment areas. The dietary survey aimed to see as many as possible of those attending the main survey (n=7640). Due to differing workloads in various survey centres, however, it became necessary in most centres to select a sub-sample of this main group. This sub-sample was chosen by interviewing at least two out of every three attenders, a method considered unlikely to introduce any selection bias. Some centres were able to see all of the main sample and others had to revert periodically to a sub-sampling method.
Data Kindsurvey
Data Access Content
Access ConditionsThe depositor wishes to be informed (by the archive) of use being made of the data, in order to comment on that use and make contact with colleagues of similar interests.
Deposit Information Content
DepositorNutrition Section Department of Health, Housing and Community Services GPO Box 9848 Canberra ACT 2601
Deposit Date1992-04-14
Other Content
Mode of Data Collectionpersonal interview The dietary survey was conducted as a part of the Risk Factor Prevalence Study. After each individual had completed the components of the Risk Factor Prevalence Study, they were then interviewed by a dietitian-interviewer for the collection of dietary data using the 24 hour recall method. Standardised techniques were employed, using food models, calibrated containers and geometric models as aids to assess food intake. The interviewers undertook preliminary coding of the dietary data on the record form, using a reference coding manual specially developed for the survey by the nutritionists in the then Commonwealth Department of Health.
CommentThe National Dietary Survey of Adults was conducted in 1983 as a component of the Risk Factor Prevalence Study conducted by the National Heart Foundation in that year (see SSDA Study No. 414). The specific aims of the survey were: to collect dietary intake data to determine the food consumption and nutrient intake of a national sample of Australian adults; to compare the intake of nutrients and specific foods in various sub-groups in this population; and to determine the relationship between diet patterns of the sub-groups and their body mass index, blood lipid levels, hypertension and other health factors. For the dietary section of the survey project, a range of demographic information was collected, which included: sex, age, region and country of birth, length of residence in Australia, highest level of education, employment status, occupation status and occupation, whether currently pregnant, use of vitamin supplements and saly intake, and usual way of eating. Respondents were then asked to complete a 24 hour dietary recall schedule with the assistance of an interviewer, using standardised techniques such as food models, calibrated containers and geometric models as aids to assess food intake. There are two data files: a dietary intake file, which provides basic information on each food group consumed and amounts; and a dietary and nutrient intake file which gives more detailed components of the nutrients making up the individual food groups.
Study Creation Date2011-04-18 18:08:40 UTC
Bibliographic Citation (documentation), and Australia, N. H. F. O. National dietary survey of adults, Australia, 1983 [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, .
Copyright (documentation)Copyright © 2005, The Australian National University. All rights reserved.
Producer (documentation)Australian Data Archive
Title (documentation)National dietary survey of adults, Australia, 1983: File d
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00616-d
LabelNational dietary survey of adults, Australia, 1983: File d
Languageen
ADA Processing LevelLevel 2
Production Date2004-08-27
ADA Study LevelLevel 2
Version ResponsibilityAustralian Data Archive
Time Methodcross-sectional (one-time) study
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Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
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Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 08:30:16 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:40 UTC
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00616-d
Database Study ID: 2550
Updated At: 2011-07-30 08:30:16 UTC
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Major food group Return to 00616-d   Arrow_up Arrow_down
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v1
Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:40 UTC
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00616-d
Database Study ID: 2550
Updated At: 2011-07-30 08:30:15 UTC
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Food sub-group Return to 00616-d   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
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Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 08:30:14 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:41 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00616-d_F1
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Valid Cases: 121881
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00616-d
Database Study ID: 2550
Updated At: 2011-07-30 08:30:14 UTC
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Variable ID: v3
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Food code Arrow_down
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v3
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 08:30:13 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:41 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00616-d_F1
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Valid Cases: 121881
Variable Position: 4
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00616-d
Database Study ID: 2550
Updated At: 2011-07-30 08:30:13 UTC
Variable ID: v4
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Food label Return to 00616-d   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
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Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 08:30:12 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:41 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00616-d_F1
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Valid Cases: 121881
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00616-d
Database Study ID: 2550
Updated At: 2011-07-30 08:30:12 UTC
Variable ID: v5
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Sex Return to 00616-d   Arrow_up Arrow_down
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Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 08:30:11 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:41 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00616-d_F1
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Valid Cases: 121881
Variable Position: 6
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00616-d
Database Study ID: 2550
Updated At: 2011-07-30 08:30:11 UTC
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Age Return to 00616-d   Arrow_up Arrow_down
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:41 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00616-d_F1
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Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00616-d_v7
Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 121881
Variable Position: 7
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00616-d
Database Study ID: 2550
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Country of birth Return to 00616-d   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
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Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 08:30:09 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:41 UTC
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Variable Name: v7
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00616-d_v8
Invalid Cases: 0
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Variable Position: 8
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00616-d
Database Study ID: 2550
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:41 UTC
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:41 UTC
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00616-d
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Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:41 UTC
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Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:41 UTC
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Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:41 UTC
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:41 UTC
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:41 UTC
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Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:41 UTC
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Usual way of eating Return to 00616-d   Arrow_up Arrow_down
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Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:41 UTC
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00616-d
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Amount of food consumed (g) Return to 00616-d   Arrow_up Arrow_down
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Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:41 UTC
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Population estimate Return to 00616-d   Arrow_up Arrow_down
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:41 UTC
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00616-d
Database Study ID: 2550
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Sample number Return to 00616-d   Arrow_up
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
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Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:41 UTC
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