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Unpublished Paper
Semiparametric Transformation Approach to Estimating Usual Daily Intake Distributions
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  • Sarah M. Nusser, Iowa State University
  • Alicia L. Carriquiry, Iowa State University
  • Kevin W. Dodd, Iowa State University
  • Wayen A. Fuller, Iowa State University
Publication Date
Series Number
95-SR 74
The distribution of usual intakes of dietary components is important to individuals formulating food policy and to persons designing nutrition education programs. The authors suggest a methodology for estimating usual intake distributions that allows for varying degrees of departure from normality and recognizes the measurement error associated with one-day dietary intakes. The approach is applied to data from the 1985 Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals and works well for a set of dietary components that are consumed nearly daily and exhibit varying distributional shapes.
Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Citation Information
Sarah M. Nusser, Alicia L. Carriquiry, Kevin W. Dodd and Wayen A. Fuller. "Semiparametric Transformation Approach to Estimating Usual Daily Intake Distributions" (1995)
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