Identification of dietary patterns using factor analysis in an epidemiological study in São Paulo.

@article{Marchioni2005IdentificationOD,
  title={Identification of dietary patterns using factor analysis in an epidemiological study in S{\~a}o Paulo.},
  author={Dirce Maria Lobo Marchioni and Maria do Ros{\'a}rio Dias de Oliveira Latorre and Jos{\'e} Eluf-Neto and Victor W{\"u}nsch-Filho and Regina Mara Fisberg},
  journal={Sao Paulo medical journal = Revista paulista de medicina},
  year={2005},
  volume={123 3},
  pages={124-7}
}
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE Diet and nutrition are environmental factors in health/disease relationships. From the epidemiological viewpoint, diet represents a complex set of highly correlated exposures. Our objective was to identify patterns of food intake in a group of individuals living in São Paulo, and to develop objective dietary measurements for epidemiological purposes. DESIGN AND LOCAL: Exploratory factor analysis of data in a case-control study in seven teaching hospitals in São Paulo… CONTINUE READING
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