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Table 1 Cross-sectional household nutrition surveys conducted in representative samples of Latin America

From: Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health (ELANS): rationale and study design

Country Year of data collection Sample size Sample size that underwent dietary assessment Method Analysis of the dietary data Reference
Argentina (National Survey of Nutrition and Health - ENNyS) 2004–2005 36,354 (aged 6 m - 5 y and women 10–49 y) 36,354 24-h Recall Food Composition database developed for ENNyS [16]
Brasil (Household Budget Survey - POF) 2008–2009 159,941 (aged ≥ 0 y) 34,003 (aged ≥ 10 y) Two 24-h recall NDSR software [44] and Food Composition database developed for POF [45] [46]
Colombia (National Nutritional Situation Survey -ENSIN) 2008–2010 162,331 (aged 0–64 y) 17,897 (aged 5–64 y) Food-Frequency Questionnaire Qualitative (daily frequency of intake) [18]
Chile (National Food Consumption Survey - ENCA) 2014 4920 (aged ≥2 y) 4920 Quantitative Food-Frequency Questionnaire and 24-h Recall PC-SIDE software [14]
Ecuador (Ecuadorian National Health and Nutrition Survey - ENSANUT-ECU) 2011–2013 57,727 (aged 0–59 y) 19,932 (aged 1–59 y) 24-h Recall PC-SIDE software [47]
México (National Health and Nutrition Survey - ENSANUT) 2012 96,031 (aged >0 y) 10,563 to 12,484 according to method used Semi-quantitative Food Frequency and 24-h recall in 11 % and 13 % of sample, respectively Food Composition database developed by National Institute of Public Health [48] [49]
Perú (National Survey of Nutritional, Biochemical, Socioeconomic and Cultural Indicators – ENINBSC) 2006 4206 (aged ≥20 y) 4206 24-h Recall ANDREA software [50], developed by CENAN-INS [20]
Venezuela (Encuesta de Seguimiento al Consumo de Alimentos - ESCA) 2012-2014 20,670 (aged ≥ 3 y) 6316 participants aged ≥ 3 y Diet history and food frequency questionnaire Food Composition database developed for ESCA [51]