Interpreting and using the dietary references intakes in dietary assessment of individuals and groups.

@article{Barr2002InterpretingAU,
  title={Interpreting and using the dietary references intakes in dietary assessment of individuals and groups.},
  author={Susan I Barr and Suzanne P. Murphy and Mary I Poos},
  journal={Journal of the American Dietetic Association},
  year={2002},
  volume={102 6},
  pages={780-8}
}
For individuals, a statistical approach is available to compare observed intakes to the EAR or AI (to assess adequacy), and the UL (to assess risk of excess). A more qualitative assessment of intakes involves comparison directly to the RDA to evaluate adequacy, but this is accurate only if long-term usual intake is known. For groups of people, the prevalence of inadequacy can usually be estimated as the proportion with intakes below the EAR, while the prevalence of potentially excessive intakes… CONTINUE READING

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