Characterising very early diet exposures: development of a complementary feeding index. Rebecca K Golley PhD APD. Research Fellow Public Health Group Sansom Institute for Health Research University of South Australia, Adelaide. Acknowledgements.
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Rebecca K Golley
Public Health Group
Sansom Institute for Health Research
University of South Australia, Adelaide
Lisa G Smithers2, Murthy N Mittinty2, Laima Brazionis2, Pauline Emmett3, Karen Campbell4, Sarah McNaughton4, Kate Northstone3, John W Lynch2,3
1University of South Australia, 2University of Adelaide, Australia, 3University of Bristol, England, 4Deakin University, Australia
Funding support: RKG is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.
Selection of index components
Quantification of component scores
Summing of component scores
Adapted Kourlabaet al 2009
TOTAL SCORE ‘Diet quality’
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
0 5 10
Energy dense nutrient poor foods (types)
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
0 5 10
Fed on demand (categorical )
N S Y
0 5 10
Variety of Protein foods
= # children having 1 to 3 types protein foods - # having 1 or 2 or 3 types
# children having 1 to 3 types protein foods
= 9747 - # children having 1 type protein foods i.e. 4735
Nutrient intake at 8 months of age for Children In Focus sub-sample (n=989)
Adjusted models; dietary pattern scores, child, maternal and family socio-demographics
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