Baseline design elements and sample characteristics for seven sites participating in the Nutrition Working Group of the Behavior Change Consortium

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The purpose of this article is to describe the baseline design elements and sample characteristics of the Behavior Change Consortium (BCC) Dietary Measurement studies for each of the 7 sites that comprised the BCC Nutrition Working Group (NWG). This article summarizes the project designs, including descriptions of diverse study populations, primary assessment methods, and study outcomes. Common measures used across sites included the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Fruit and Vegetable Screener, NCI Percentage Energy from Fat Screener, 24-h dietary recalls, and a single- or 2-item fruit and vegetable measure. Data on sociodemographic characteristics, body weight and height, smoking status, and serum carotenoids were also collected. Study design information such as assessment time points, as well as baseline sample characteristics, is also described. This paper provides the overall framework and descriptive information and serves as the reference for the BCC NWG special supplement. © 2008 American Society for Nutrition.

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Journal of Nutrition