Publication Details

Flood, V. M., Smith, W., Rochtchina, E., Wang, J. J. & Mitchell, P. 2008, 'Assembling a nutrient database for a large cohort study: Blue Mountains Eye Study', Food Australia, vol. 60, no. 1-2, pp. 37-40.


To construct a nutrient database for use with a large population-based cohort study, the Blue Mountains Eye Study, dietary intakes were estimated using the Australian electronic food composition nutrient databases to which values for additional nutrients were added, including folate, vitamin B12, carotenoids and fatty acids. The addition of nutrient data from alternative, overseas, database sources may be useful in relation to the assessment of outcome measures, however the data obtained from these sources need to be interpreted with care, especially in relation to absolute quantities of intake.