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National Diet and Nutrition Survey Years 1-6, 2008/09-2013/14

Title details

SN: 6533
Title: National Diet and Nutrition Survey Years 1-6, 2008/09-2013/14
Alternative title: National Diet and Nutrition Survey Rolling Programme (NDNS RP)
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-6533-7
Series: National Diet and Nutrition Survey [National Diet and Nutrition Surveys, 1992-]
Depositor: National Centre for Social Research
Principal investigator(s): NatCen Social Research
MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory
University College London. Medical School
Data collector(s): NatCen Social Research
Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
Sponsor(s): Public Health England
Food Standards Agency
Food Standards Scotland
Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland
Welsh Government

Citation

The citation for this study is:

NatCen Social Research, MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, University College London. Medical School. (2017). National Diet and Nutrition Survey Years 1-6, 2008/09-2013/14. [data collection]. 8th Edition. UK Data Service. SN: 6533, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-6533-7

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Subject Categories

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

Abstract

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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. The initial phase of surveys included four cross-sectional surveys which covered separate age groups: children and young people (see SNs 3481 and 4243); adults (SN 5140); and people aged 65 years and over (SN 4036). In 2008, a new continuous cross-sectional survey was started. The NDNS Rolling Programme (RP) provides the only source of high quality nationally representative data on the types and quantities of foods consumed by individuals, from which estimates of nutrient intake for the population are derived. Results are used by Government to develop policy and monitor progress on diet and nutrition objectives of UK Health Departments. The food consumption data are also used to assess exposure to chemicals in food, as part of the risk assessment and communication process in response to a food emergency or to inform negotiations on setting regulatory limits for contaminants.

The NDNS RP is funded by Public Health England (PHE), an executive agency of the Department of Health, and the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) and is carried out by a consortium comprising NatCen Social Research and the MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory (MRC EWL), formerly known as MRC Human Nutrition Research (HNR).

The aims of the NDNS RP include:
  • providing quantitative data on the food and nutrient intakes, sources of nutrients and nutritional status of the UK population;
  • providing information on trends in food consumption, nutrient intake and nutritional status in different age groups;
  • describing the characteristics of individuals with intakes of specific nutrients above/below the national average;
  • monitoring the extent to which the diets of population sub-groups vary from expert recommendations;
  • measuring blood/urine indices that provide evidence of nutritional status/dietary biomarkers;
  • monitoring the diet of the population to establish the extent to which it is adequately nutritious/varied; and
  • assessing total energy expenditure and physical activity levels/patterns in the study population.
Further information is available from the gov.uk National Diet and Nutrition Survey webpage.

The National Diet and Nutrition Survey Years 1-6, 2008/09-2013/14 includes Years 1-6 of the current continuous cross-sectional NDNS RP. The survey covers the food consumption, nutrient intakes and nutritional status of people aged 1.5 years (18 months) and older living in private households. The survey is carried out in all four countries of the UK and is designed to be representative of the UK population. The survey aims to collect data from a sample of 1,000 people per year, 500 adults (aged 19 years and older) and 500 children (aged 1.5 to 18 years).

For the eighth edition (February 2017) data and documentation for Years 5 and 6 of the survey have been added to the study. Years 1-4 individual, household and dietary data and accompanying documentation have also been updated to correct previous discrepancies; see the documentation for full details.

Blood folate data are not yet included in the NDNS Years 1-4 and Years 5-6 datasets but will be archived at a later date (to be confirmed).

Main Topics:
The study includes dietary data obtained from an unweighed four-day food diary and information from the face-to-face interview on eating habits, smoking and drinking, general health, and physical measurements (height and weight). A nurse interview is also conducted, which collects physical measurements, blood pressure, information on medicines, blood and urine samples.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: February 2008 - August 2014
Country: United Kingdom
Spatial units: Countries
Government Office Regions
Observation units: Families/households
Individuals
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
Individuals aged 1.5 years and over living in households in the UK.
Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Number of units: Years 1-4: 6,828 individuals; Years 5-6: 2,546 individuals.
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Self-completion; Clinical measurements; Diaries; Physical measurements
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 12 August 2010
Latest edition: 24 February 2017 (8th Edition)
Copyright: Crown copyright held jointly with the National Centre for Social Research. 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

Title File Name Size (KB)
Combining Yrs 1-4 and Yrs 5 and 6 Data - Advice for Users 6533_combining_the_y1-4_and_y56_datasets_on_the_archive_final_version.pdf 750
Using Strata in the NDNS - Advice for Users 6533_ndns_y5-6_dataset_strata.pdf 411
NDNS Year 1 Questionnaires, Showcards, Consent Booklets 6533_ndns_yr1_interviewing_documents.pdf 12524
NDNS Year 1 Instructions and Coding Information 6533_ndns_yr1_supporting_documents.pdf 1434
NDNS Year 2 Questionnaires, Showcards, Consent Booklets 6533_ndns_yr2_interviewing_documents.pdf 12907
NDNS Year 2 Instructions and Coding Information 6533_ndns_yr2_supporting_documents.pdf 14299
NDNS Year 3 Questionnaires, Showcards, Consent Booklets 6533_ndns_yr3_interviewing_documents.pdf 6800
NDNS Year 3 Instructions and Coding Information 6533_ndns_yr3_supporting_documents.pdf 8284
NDNS Year 4 Questionnaires, Showcards, Consent Booklets 6533_ndns_yr4_interviewing_documents.pdf 5974
NDNS Year 4 Instructions and Coding Information 6533_ndns_yr4_supporting_documents.pdf 7325
NDNS Year 5 Questionnaires, Showcards, Consent Booklets 6533_ndns_yr5_interviewing_documents.pdf 6177
NDNS Year 5 Instructions and Coding Information 6533_ndns_yr5_supporting_documents.pdf 6582
NDNS Year 6 Questionnaires, Showcards, Consent Booklets 6533_ndns_yr6_interviewing_documents.pdf 6658
NDNS Year 6 Instructions and Coding Information 6533_ndns_yr6_supporting_documents.pdf 7509
NDNS Years 1 to 4 Variable and Derived Variable Lists 6533_ndns_yrs1-4_data.pdf 3649
NDNS Years 1 to 4 User Guide 6533_ndns_yrs1-4_uk_user_guide.pdf 1385
NDNS Years 5 to 6 Variable and Derived Variable Lists 6533_ndns_yrs5-6_data.pdf 2642
NDNS Years 5 to 6 User Guide 6533_ndns_yrs5-6_uk_user_guide.pdf 1210
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_6533_Information.htm 7
READ File read6533.htm 11

Publications

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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

Bates, B., Cox, L., Nicholson, S., Page, P., Prentice, A., Steer, T. and Swan, G. (eds.) (2016) National Diet and Nutrition Survey results from Years 5 and 6 (combined) of the Rolling Programme (2012/2013 – 2013/2014), London: PHE. Retrieved February 22nd, 2017 from: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/ndns-results-from-years-5-and-6-combined

Coulthard, J.D., Pot, G.K. (2016) 'The timing of the evening meal: how is this associated with weight status in UK children?', British Journal of Nutrition, May, 115(9), pp.1616-22. Epub 2016 Mar 15. doi: 10.1017/S0007114516000635

See also the gov.uk main National Diet and Nutrition Survey 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.

Green, R.E. and Pain, D.J. (2016) 'Risks of health effects to humans in the UK from ammunition-derived lead', in R.J. Delahay and C.J. Spray (eds.) Lead ammunition: understanding and minimising the risks to human and environmental health, Proceedings of the Oxford Lead Symposium, 10 December 2014, Edward Grey Institute, University of Oxford.

Carroll, H.A., Betts, J.A. and Johnson, L. (2016) 'An investigation into the relationship between plain water intake and glycated Hb (HbA1c): a sex-stratified, cross-sectional analysis of the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey (2008–2012)', British Journal of Nutrition. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114516003688

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