Twenty-four-hour recall overestimates the dietary intake of malnourished children

M. T A Olinto, C. G. Victora, F. C. Barros, D. P. Gigante

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Food intake and morbidity are the two main proximal determinants of childhood malnutrition. Intake is usually assessed through the 24-h recall method. Few studies, however, have evaluated the accuracy of this method; in particular, it is not known whether accuracy varies according to the child's nutritional status. The intake of 50 children (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)880-884
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nutrition
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • 24-h recall
  • dietary intake
  • humans
  • infant feeding
  • protein energy malnutrition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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