Food intake data during the wet season were obtained from rural areas in Cameroon.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The survey collected information on:
- SUBJECTS: information on the participants such as age, sex and geographical location.
- CONSUMPTION: information on all foods consumed by each participant in each survey day, including quantities and nutrient values. The population group covered in the survey was children 12-23 months old.
Sub-national coverage, only rural areas.
Producers and sponsors
Ghent University, Belgium
Convenience sampling was used to select both the villages and the women-child pairs in the selected villages. The sample was made up of 125 mother-child pairs. Only mothers with children between 12-23 months were interviewed. When a household was visited, the background and objectives of the study were explained briefly to the mother/caregiver of the child, after which her consent to participate in the interview was asked by reading out to her the consent form. If she agreed, she signed the form and the interview was conducted, but if she disagreed, another household was visited.
No surveys weight were used in this survey.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Face-to-face paper [f2f]
Data Collection Notes
Individual quantitative 24-hour recall was used. The children’s food intake was accessed by two 24-hour recalls carried out on non-consecutive days. The mothers were asked to list all foods eaten by the child over the last 24 hours and these were recorded. On the first interview day, the questions from the manual (PAHO (2013). Process for the Promotion of Child Feeding. 2. ed. Washington, DC) as well as the 24-hour recall were applied. On the second interview, the 24-hour recall was repeated and the questions on the knowledge and perception of indigenous foods were asked. Only the first recall for each subject was provided in the microdata shared through FAO.
The datasets have been anonymized, all direct identifiers have also been removed.
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Bechem, M.; Huybregts, L; van Damme, P., 2017, "Biodiversity and complementary feeding practices of children in the north west region of Cameroon". Ghent University; Cameroon; 2013.
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