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Unpublished Paper
Assessing the Prevalence of Nutrient Inadequacy
CARD Staff Reports
  • Alicia L. Carriquiry, Iowa State University
Publication Date
11-1-1998
Series Number
98-SR 87
Abstract

The author discusses the problem of estimating the proportion of the population at risk of nutrient deficiency. While different analytical approaches to the problem have been proposed, it appears that, ideally, such an estimate would require knowledge about the joint distribution of usual intakes and nutrient requirements. The author proposes an alternative method in which it would suffice to know the mean of the requirement distribution (EAR) together with the distribution of usual intakes in the population. The paper outlines the assumptions that must hold in order for this method to be effective.

Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Citation Information
Alicia L. Carriquiry. "Assessing the Prevalence of Nutrient Inadequacy" (1998)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alicia_carriquiry/69/