Prevalence of Energy Intake Misreporting in Malay Children Varies Based on Application of Different Cut Points
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This study aimed to identify the prevalence of energy misreporting amongst a sample of Malay children aged 9-11 years (n = 14) using a range of commonly used cut points. Participants were interviewed using repeated 24 h dietary recalls over three occasions. The Goldberg equations (1991 and 2000), Torun cut points and the Black and Cole method were applied to the data. Up to 11 of 14 children were classified as misreporters, with more under-reporters (between seven and eight children) than over-reporters (four or less children). There were significant differences in the proportion of children classified as energy misreporters when applying basal metabolic rate calculated using FAO/UNU/WHO (1985) and Malaysian-specific equations (p < 0.05). The results show that energy misreporting is common amongst Malay children, varying according to cut point chosen. Objective evaluation of total energy expenditure would help identify which cut point is appropriate for use in Malay paediatric populations.
Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
Copyright 2014 Oxford University Press. This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version: Prevalence of Energy Intake Misreporting in Malay Children Varies Based on Application of Different Cut Points, Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, (2014) 60 (6): 472-475 is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmu052
Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified