Assessing the Adequacy of Diets: A Brief Commentary

Alicia L. Carriquiry
August 1996  [96-BP 11]

Estimating the proportion of the population at risk of a dietary deficiency has long been a problem and different approaches have been advocated. The author presents a summary of the features of a method developed to estimate usual nutrient intake distributions. She also discusses the type of data needed to make inferences about the proportion of the population at risk of deficiencies, and argues that, under certain assumptions, it may be possible to address the problem with data already available.

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