NACDD White Paper: Diet and Nutrition Surveillance for Chronic Disease
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NACDD is working collaboratively with the CDC Division of Laboratory Sciences, National Center for Environmental Health, as they develop their report series beginning with National Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition in the U.S. Population, 1999-2002. This report, and the accompanying White Paper developed by NACDD members and consultants, is aimed at a variety of public health specialties but is of particular relevance to state health department chronic disease prevention and control units. The Report provides reference intervals for selected nutritional indicators in the U.S. population based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).
Using the Report public health officials will be able to determine any differences among age, gender and racial or ethnic groups. The White Paper emphasizes the program and policy implications of the Report findings and makes recommendations for state health agency actions.
For more information about the Report or the accompanying White Paper contact:
Walter 'Snip' Young, PhD, MA
14945 Foothill Road
Golden, Colorado 80401
The following list identifies the dietary and nutritional indicators and reference ranges included in the Report.
Water-Soluble Vitamins: B Vitamins and Related Metabolites
Red Blood Cell Folate
Serum Vitamin B12
Plasma Methylmalonic Acid
Fat Soluble Vitamins
Vitamin A (Retinol)
Vitamin E and gamma-tocopherol
Serum Vitamin E (Alpha-tocopherol)
Serum total iron binding capacity
Serum transferrin saturation