Scaling Household Nutrient Data

The validity of the assumptions underlying the 21-Meal-Nutritionally-EquivalentPerson (21-MNEP), an adjustment procedure employed In nutritional analyses of U S Department of Agriculture food consumption survey data, IS examined Some assumptions are inconsistent With actual nutrient Intake data This study proposes a less restrictive alternative, the Meal-Adjusted-Household-Nutrition-Scale (MAHNS), and applies It to data from the 1977-78 Nationwide Food Consumption Survey, Supplementary Low-Income Sample The two scaling procedures Yield similar results, a finding that indicates the simple scaling technique of the 21-MNEP performs as well as the more complex MAHNS


Issue Date:
1984-01
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/149057
Published in:
Agricultural Economics Research, Volume 36, Number 1
Page range:
12-22
Total Pages:
11




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