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DAFNE is the acronym for data food networking and aims at the creation of a pan-European food data bank based on household budget surveys (HBS). The DAFNE I project was supported by the European Commission's Cooperation in Science and Technology with Central and Eastern European Countries program and by the COST 99 program on Food Consumption and Composition Data. In the context of this project, raw nutritional data from HBS undertaken in comparable time periods were utilized. These data refer to households as the statistical unit and originally covered 5 European countries, namely Belgium, Germany, Greece, Hungary and Poland. The methodology followed in order to derive comparable nutritional data for individuals, rather than households, as well as the results obtained through this process are presented in this Compendium as a show piece of the importance of this data source. DAFNE I documented the feasibility of the proposed approach and generated some important results that are briefly considered further on.

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Authors: TRICHOPOULOU A, National Nutrition Centre, Athens (GR);LAGIOU P (EDITORS), National Nutrition Centre, Athens (GR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17909 EN (1997) 142pp., FS
Availability: Available from the DG XII Documentation Centre, European Commission, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE), Fax: +32-2-2969823
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-1570-6
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