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UK Data Service data catalogue record for:

National Diet and Nutrition Survey : Adults Aged 19 to 64 Years, 2000-2001

Title details

SN: 5140
Title: National Diet and Nutrition Survey : Adults Aged 19 to 64 Years, 2000-2001
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-5140-1
Series: National Diet and Nutrition Survey [National Diet and Nutrition Surveys, 1992-]
Depositor: Office for National Statistics. Social and Vital Statistics Division
Principal investigator(s): Office for National Statistics. Social and Vital Statistics Division
Food Standards Agency
Data collector(s): Office for National Statistics
Medical Research Council. Resource Centre for Human Nutrition Research
Sponsor(s): Food Standards Agency
Department of Health
Other acknowledgements: PA322

Subject Categories

Consumer behaviour - Economics
General - Health
Nutrition - Health
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture

Abstract

The National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) programme was initially established in 1992 and started off as a joint initiative between the then Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) and the Department of Health. Responsibility for the programme transferred from MAFF to the Food Standards Agency on the latter's establishment in April 2000. This initial phase of surveys included four cross-sectional surveys which covered separate age groups: children aged 1.5 years to 4.5 years in 1992-1993 (see SN 3481); young people aged 4 to 18 years in 1997 (SN 4243); people aged 65 years and over in 1994-1996 (SN 4036), and adults aged 19 to 64 years in 2000-2001 (SN 5140).

In 2008, a new continuous cross-sectional survey was started. The rolling programme will provide the detailed food consumption data essential to support risk assessments for food chemicals and will also benefit a wide range of Government activities related to diet and health. The survey is carried out by a consortium of three organisations: NatCen Social Research (NatCen), MRC Human Nutrition Research (HNR) and the University College London Medical School (UCL). Fieldwork in Northern Ireland is carried out by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA). The years 1-4 data are held under SN 6533.


The NDNS programme is intended to:
  • provide detailed quantitative information on the food and nutrient intakes, sources of nutrients and nutritional status of the population under study as a basis for government policy
  • describe the characteristics of individuals with intakes of specific nutrients that are above and below the national average
  • provide a database to enable the calculation of likely dietary intakes of natural toxicants, contaminants, additives and other food chemicals for risk assessment
  • measure blood and urine indices that give evidence of nutritional status or dietary biomarkers and to relate these to dietary, physiological and social data
  • provide height, weight and other measurements of body size on a representative sample of individuals and examine their relationship to social, dietary, health and anthropometric data as well as data from blood analyses
  • monitor the diet of the population under study to establish the extent to which it is adequately nutritious and varied
  • monitor the extent of deviation of the diet of specified groups of the population from that recommended by independent experts as optimum for health, in order to act as a basis for policy development
  • help determine possible relationships between diet and nutritional status and risk factors in later life
  • assess physical activity levels of the population under study
  • provide information on oral health in relation to dietary intake and nutritional status
Further information is available from the gov.uk National Diet and Nutrition Survey results webpage.

The last national survey of diet and nutrition in adults was the Dietary and Nutritional Survey of British Adults carried out in 1986/87 (held at UKDA under SN 2836). The changes in eating habits and lifestyles noted in that survey have continued throughout the intervening years. Increasing numbers of people are travelling and taking holidays abroad, and with increased multi-culturalism this has led to a greater variety of foods available. Increasing demands on people's time and longer working hours have led to greater demand and availability of pre-prepared and convenience foods. There has also been an increase in eating outside the home. There was a need, therefore, to assess the impact of such changes on diet and nutrition among adults, to update the findings of the 1986/87 Adults Survey and to complete the NDNS cycle by conducting a survey on adults aged 19 to 64 years.

The survey of adults aged 19 to 64 years aimed to collect data on diet through a questionnaire and a seven-day weighed intake record for a nationally representative sample living in private households in Great Britain. The study also included a seven-day bowel movement record, a seven-day physical activity diary, anthropometric and blood pressure measurements, a 24-hour urine sample and a blood sample. The Food Standards Agency nutrient databank, which is used to convert food weights into nutrient intake, has also been deposited with this study.
Main Topics:
There are two groups of datasets included in the study: primary datasets containing data in the format originally collected, and derived datasets.

The primary data includes dietary data from the food diary at four levels: person level, day level (seven days were collected per diary), container level (this is a group of foods consumed together at the same serving) and food item level. Also included are data from the seven-day physical activity diary for and the keyed anthropometric and blood pressure data. There is also a file of blood and urine analyte data and a copy of the Food Standards Agency nutrient database which is used to convert food weights into nutrient intake.

The derived datasets provided include average nutrient intake for each person, intake of food sub-groups, nutrient intakes at the food item level and average daily intake of each of 55 nutrients from different food types. In addition, files are provided containing the key derived variables for the initial dietary interview, blood and urinary analytes, physical measurements and variables derived from the physical activity diary data.

Full details of the datasets are provided in Section 3 of the User Guide. Specifications for the derived variables are given in Appendix A of the User Guide.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: 01 July 2000 - 30 June 2001
Country: Great Britain
Spatial units: Standard Statistical Regions
Universe: National
Young people
Men and women (not pregnant or breast-feeding) aged 19 to 64 years living in private households in Great Britain during 2000-2001.
Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Number of units: Target: 5,673. Obtained: 2,251 respondents completed the dietary interview; 1,724 the seven-day dietary record.
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Self-completion; Clinical measurements; Diaries; Physical measurements
CAPI
Weighting: Weighting used. Weighting bases scaled back to number of cases completing that component. See also Appendix D of Section 1 and Figure 10 of the User Guide.

Keywords

ADULTSAGEALCOHOL CONSUMPTION
ALCOHOLIC DRINKSALLERGIESANTHROPOMETRIC DATA
ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERSATTITUDESBEVERAGES
BIRTH CONTROL METHODSBLOODCARBOHYDRATES
CHRONIC ILLNESSCLINICAL TESTS AND MEASUREMENTSCOFFEE (BEVERAGE)
COHABITATIONCONSUMPTIONCOOKING FACILITIES
DEBILITATIVE ILLNESSDENTAL CAREDENTAL HEALTH
DENTURESDIARIESDIET AND NUTRITION
ECONOMIC ACTIVITYEDIBLE FATSEMPLOYEES
EMPLOYMENT HISTORYFARMSFOOD
FOOD SUPPLEMENTSFRUITGENDER
GREAT BRITAINHEIGHT (PHYSIOLOGY)HOME OWNERSHIP
HOME-GROWN FOODSHOURS OF WORKHOUSEHOLD INCOME
HOUSEHOLDSHOUSING TENUREKITCHENS
LIVESTOCKMARITAL STATUSMENOPAUSE
MILKMINERALSMOTOR VEHICLES
NUTRIENTSORAL HEALTHORGANIC FOODS
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIESPLACE OF BIRTHPREGNANCY
PROTEINSPURCHASINGQUALIFICATIONS
RELIGIOUS FOOD CUSTOMSRESIDENTIAL MOBILITYROOM SHARING
SALTSELF-EMPLOYEDSMOKING
SOCIAL CLASSSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSSOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS
SPECIAL DIETSSUGARSUPERVISORY STATUS
TEATEETHVEGETABLES
VEGETARIANISMVITAMINSWEIGHT (PHYSIOLOGY)

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 03 May 2005
Copyright: Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
Contact: Get in touch

Documentation

TitleFile NameSize (KB)
Nutrient Databank 5140nutrient.xls 4148
User Guide 5140userguide.pdf 5237
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_5140_Information.htm 27
READ File read5140.htm 11

Related studies:

National Diet, Nutrition and Dental Survey of Children Aged 1 1/2 to 4 1/2 Years, 1992-1993 (SN 3481)
National Diet and Nutrition Survey : People Aged 65 Years and Over, 1994-1995 (SN 4036)
National Diet and Nutrition Survey : Young People Aged 4 to 18 Years, 1997 (SN 4243)
National Diet and Nutrition Survey Years 1-4, 2008/09-2011/12 (SN 6533)
Schoolchildren's Dietary Survey, 1983 (SN 2657)
Dietary and Nutritional Survey of British Adults, 1986-1987 (SN 2836)
Infant Feeding in Asian Families, 1994-1996; Waves 1-5 (SN 3759)
Low Income Diet and Nutrition Survey, 2003-2005 (SN 5808)
Diet and Nutrition Survey of Infants and Young Children, 2011 (SN 7263)

Related case studies:

Vitamin D insufficiency in children

Publications

By principal investigator(s):
Gregory, J.R. et al. (1995) National Diet and Nutrition Survey: children aged 1 1/2 to 4 1/2 years, volume 1: report of the Diet and Nutrition survey, London: HMSO.

Hinds, K. and Gregory, J.R. (1995) National Diet and Nutrition Survey: Children Aged 1 1/2 to 4 1/2 years, volume 2: report of the Dental Survey, London: HMSO.

White, A.J. and Davies, P.S.W. (1994) Feasibility study for the National Diet and Nutrition Survey of Children Aged 1 1/2 to 4 1/2 Years, London: OPCS, NM22.

Davies, P.S.W. et al. (1994) 'Total energy expenditure and energy intake in the pre-school child: a comparison', British Journal of Nutrition, 72(1).

Steele, J.G. et al. (1998) National Diet and Nutrition Survey: people aged 65 years and over, volume 2: report of the Oral Health Survey, London: TSO.

Sheiham, A. et al. (1999) 'The impact of oral health on stated ability to eat certain foods: findings from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey of Older People in Great Britain' Gerodontology, 16(1), July.

Gregory J. et al. (2000) National Diet and Nutrition Survey: Young People Aged 4 to 18 Years, volume 1: report of the Diet and Nutrition Survey, London: TSO.

Walker A. (2000) National Diet and Nutrition Survey: Young People Aged 4 to 18 Years, volume 2: report of the Oral Health Survey, London: TSO.

Walls, A.W.G. et al. (2000) 'Oral health and nutrition in older people' Journal of Public Health and Dentistry, 60(4), Fall.

Henderson L., Gregory J. and Swan G. (2002) National Diet and Nutrition Survey: Adults Aged 19 to 64 Years: volume 1: types and quantities of foods consumed, London: TSO.

Henderson, L. et al. (2003) The National Diet and Nutrition Survey: Adults Aged 19 to 64 Years: volume 2: energy, protein, carbohydrate, fat and alcohol intake, London: TSO.

Henderson, L. et al. (2003) The National Diet and Nutrition Survey: Adults Aged 19 to 64 Years: volume 3: vitamin and mineral intake and urinary analytes, London: TSO.

Ruston, D. et al. (2004) The National Diet and Nutrition Survey: Adults Aged 19 to 64 Years: volume 4: nutritional status (anthropometry and blood analytes), blood pressure and physical activity, London: TSO.

Hoare, J. et al. (2004) National Diet and Nutrition Survey: Adults Aged 19 to 64 Years: volume 5: summary report, London: TSO.

Bates, B., Lennox, A., Prentice, A., Bates, C. and Swan, G. (2012) (eds.) National Diet and Nutrition Survey: headline results from Years 1, 2 and 3 (combined) of the Rolling Programme (2008/2009 – 2010/11), retrieved January 18, 2013, from https://www.wp.dh.gov.uk/transparency/files/2012/07/NDNS-Y3-report_All-TEXT-docs-combined.pdf

Taylor, C.M., Golding, J. and Emond, A.M. (2013) 'Intake of game birds in the UK: assessment of the contribution to the dietary intake of lead by women of childbearing age and children', Public Health Nutrition, doi: 10.1017/S1368980013000748

See also the gov.uk National Diet and Nutrition Survey results webpage for relevant publications.

Resulting from secondary analysis:
Beard, T.C. et al. (1997) 'Association between blood pressure and dietary factors in the Dietary and Nutritional Survey of British Adults' Archives of Internal Medicine, 157, January 27, pp.234-238.

Watt, R., Dykes, J. and Sheiham, A. (2000) 'Drink consumption in British pre-school children: relation to vitamin C, iron and calcium intakes' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 13(1), pp.13-19.

Watt, R., Dykes, J. and Sheiham, A. (2000) 'Pre-school children's consumption of drinks: implications for dental health' Community Dental Health, 17(1), pp.8-13.

Gibson, S. (2003) 'Micronutrient intakes, micronutrient status and lipid profiles among young people consuming different amounts of breakfast cereals: further analysis of data from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey of Young People Aged 4 to 18 Years', Public Health Nutrition, 6(8), pp.815-82.

Gibson, S., Lambert, J. and Neate, D. (2004) 'Associations between weight status, physical activity and consumption of biscuits, cakes and confectionery among young people in Britain' Nutrition Bulletin, 29, pp.301-309, British Nutrition Foundation.

Gibson, S. and Ashwell, M. (2004) 'Implications of low red meat consumption for iron status of young people in Britain', Nutrition and Food Science, 34(6), pp.253-259.

Rennie, K.L., Jebb, S.A., Wright, A. and Coward, W.A. (2005) 'Secular trends in under-reporting in young people', British Journal of Nutrition, 93, pp.241-247.

Jebb, S.A., Rennie, K.L. and Cole, T.J. (2003) 'Prevalence of overweight and obesity among young people in Great Britain', Public Health Nutrition, 7, pp.461-465.

Rennie, K.L. and Jebb, S.A. (2003) 'Sedentary lifestyles are associated with being overweight and consumption of savoury snacks in young people (4-18 years)', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 62(83A).

Thane, C.W., Bolton-Smith, C. and Coward, W.A. (2006) 'Comparative dietary intake and sources of phylloquinone (vitamin K1) among British adults in 1986-7 and 2000-1', British Journal of Nutrition, 96, pp.1105-1115.

Thane, C.W., Bolton-Smith, C. and Coward, W.A. (2006) 'Plasma phylloquinone (vitamin K1) concentration and its relationship to intake in British adults aged 19-64 years', British Journal of Nutrition, 96, pp.1116-1124.

Thane, C.W. and Stephen, A.M. (2006) 'Day-to-day variation in food and nutrient intakes of British adults', Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 9(7A), p.102 (abstract).

Thane, C.W. and Stephen, A.M. (2006) 'Day-to-day variation in micronutrient intakes of British young people', Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 9(7A), p.102-103 (abstract).

Thane, C.W. et al. (2007) 'Comparative whole-grain intake of British adults in 1986-7 and 2000-1', British Journal of Nutrition, 97, pp.987-92.

Gibson, S. and Neate, D. (2007) 'Sugar intake, soft drink consumption and body weight among British children: further analysis of National Diet and Nutrition Survey data with adjustment for under-reporting and physical activity', International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 58(6), pp.445-460. (Users should note that the article abstract is viewable online free of charge, but access to the full article requires subscription).

Milton, J.E. et al. (2007) 'Relationship of glycaemic index with cardiovascular risk factors: analysis of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey for people aged 65 and older', Public Health Nutrition, 10, pp.1321-35.

Mansfield, P.J. (2007) 'Fluoride consumption: much higher than we are told', British Medical Journal, Rapid Response, 5 October.

Swan, G.E. (2007) 'Fluoride intake in the National Diet and Nutrition Study', British Medical Journal, Rapid Response, 18 October.

Gibson, S. and Boyd, A. (2009) 'Associations between added sugars and micronutrient intakes and status: further analysis of data from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey of Young People aged 4 to 18 years', British Journal of Nutrition, 101, pp.100–107. DOI: 10.1017/S0007114508981484.

Theobald, C., Chatterjee, A. and Horgan, G. (2012) 'A hierarchical Bayesian mixture model for repeated dietary records', Food and Chemical Toxicology, 50, pp.320-327. doi:10.1016/j.fct.2011.10.050

Timmins K.A., Hulme C. and Cade J.E. (2013) 'The monetary value of diets consumed by British adults: an exploration into sociodemographic differences in individual-level diet costs', Public Health Nutrition, Oct 29, pp.1-9.
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980013002905 [Epub ahead of print]

Timmins, K.A., Hulme, C. and Cade, J. (2013) 'Household income as a measure of wealth: an appraisal of the benefits of equivalization in epidemiological research', European Journal of Epidemiology, 28, S136-S137.

Timmins, K.A. (2013) 'Dietary value for money? Investigating how the monetary value of diets in the National Diet and Nutrition Survey relate to dietary energy density', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 72(OCE4), E295.

Timmins, K., Hulme, C. and Cade, J. (2013) 'Food budget apportioning and body mass index in the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS): introducing a fresh approach to quantifying diet costs, using constituent food groups', and Timmins, K., Hulme, C. and Cade, J. (2013) 'Are cheap calories to blame? How the monetary cost of diets consumed by British adults relates to overweight and obesity', retrieved December 9, 2103 from http://secure.isbnpa.org/media/pdfs/abstracts/2013/ISBNPA2013_Abstract_Book.pdf

Timmins, K., Hulme, C. and Cade, J. (2013) 'Income and wealth: what should we be measuring? A comparison of the usefulness of household income versus equivalized household income in obesity research', Obesity Facts, 6(suppl 1), pp.226-227.

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