Assessing the prevalence of inadequate dietary zinc intakes provides information on the risk of zinc deficiency in a population.
Determining the risk of zinc deficiency: Assessment of dietary zinc intake takes you through the five main steps of assessing the adequacy of dietary zinc intake. These steps are:
Determine the survey design
Select a representative population sample
Determine food intakes
Estimate dietary intake of absorbable zinc
Determine the prevalence of inadequate zinc intakes
Updates in this Second Edition of IZiNCG Technical Brief no. 3 include instructions for calculation of absorbable zinc, including a worked example, and a section on additional resources.
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