The International Vitamin A Consultative Group has proposed that the simplified dietary assessment (SDA) be evaluated as a possible non-invasive, inexpensive method to identify and monitor groups at risk for suboptimal vitamin A intake, and consequently at risk for vitamin A deficiency.
We therefore tested the performance of the SDA as compared to plasma retinol criteria in four rural communities in Northern Thailand.
Our results demonstrated the SDA, but not XN, to be concordant with retinol in all four communities in categorizing risk of vitamin A deficiency.
We conclude that vitamin A deficiency is a problem in selected rural subgroups in Northern Thailand, and that the SDA technique performed very well when compared to plasma retinol.
Mots-clés Pascal : Méthode non invasive, Diagnostic, Facteur risque, Carence vitaminique, Rétinol, Métabolisme pathologie, Vitamine, Etat nutritionnel, Enfant, Homme, Age préscolaire, Milieu rural, Thaïlande, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Non invasive method, Diagnosis, Risk factor, Vitamin deficiency, Retinol, Metabolic diseases, Vitamin, Nutritional status, Child, Human, Preschool age, Rural environment, Thailand, Asia
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