The China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) is an ongoing international project between the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the National Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
In the survey, 4,400 households were analysed with a total of 26,000 individuals in nine provinces, representing unique geographical areas, economic development and health statistics. Individual dietary and household data were collected to assess food consumption within the population. The CHNS 2004 and 2006 databases include information for over 11,000 subjects aged from zero upwards.
Creme Global has tested and validated the individual dietary data sets, which consist of consecutive three day food diaries, in Creme Food®. Subject weightings were added by Creme Global using population statistics for the corresponding survey years, which were adjusted by age and gender. This means that food, nutrient intakes and chemical exposure assessments that are representative of the total Chinese population can now be readily calculated using Creme Food®.