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The study of Bosnia‐Herzegovinian Dietary Survey of Adolescents, Adults and Pregnant Women (B&H MENU)

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This report aims at providing an overview of the objective, sample, methodology and procedure of the study of Bosnia‐Herzegovinian Dietary Survey of adolescents, adults and pregnant women. The methodology for conducting the food consumption survey was in line with the European Food Safety Authority’s guidelines published in 2014. For the survey, a random sample stratified by age, gender and place of residence was drawn from the national population register. The sampled subjects were distributed over four different seasons and the survey calendar was organized to capture an adequate proportion of weekdays and weekend days at population group level. Detailed food consumption information was collected by using the 24‐hour recall method on two non‐consecutive days for each participant. The data collection was complemented with a FPQ, including foods/beverages interesting for their nutritional value or potential risk. Data were collected for 1384 people in the following age groups: 534 adolescents and 850 adults, and data for 134 pregnant women. The achieved response rate was 69.2% for general population and 67% for pregnant women.