Características de la variación de la ingesta diaria de energía de las mujeres jóvenes universitarias de estratos socioeconómicos medios en la ciudad de Bogotá

Translated title of the contribution: Characteristics of the variation in daily energy intake in university young women from middle class in Bogotá city

Pedro Monterrey G., Lilia Cortés S., Miller Ariza G.

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Abstract

Introduction: The gold standard to estimate individual usual intake is the mean of multiple day’s intake. This estimation procedure is based on Beaton´s model, who consider independence and two sources of variation: between and within subjects. There are evidences and physiological arguments against validity of Beaton´s hypothesis, this fact could have relevant effects in dietetic assessment. Subjects and Methods: A food consumption of 43 middle class university women was recorded during 28 days. They were trained in order to assure quality records. Results: Low values in energy intake were reported, and no differences between energy intake during weekend and weekdays was observed. Considering reported intakes for each person as a time series, no autocorrelations was observed considering lags within 1 to 7 days. Differences in within subjects variances was observed. Conclusion: Deficiencies in subject´s energy intake corresponds to disorders in university students´ nutrition, such deficiencies could be the explanation of the observed independence in daily energy intake despite evidences of the existence of correlations reported in different papers. The hypothesis of variance homogeneity was not true, so it was not correct to talk about a “within variance”, instead a population´s probability distributions for variances was considered, as a consequence Beaton´s model must be modified. A probability distribution to characterize the number of days needed to estimate energy intake for subjects in population was considered.

Translated title of the contributionCharacteristics of the variation in daily energy intake in university young women from middle class in Bogotá city
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)359-367
Number of pages9
JournalRevista Chilena de Nutricion
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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