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Project funded in 2002: description and outcomes

Area of activity
Development of a Community-wide network for sharing health data

Title of Project

DAFNE IV - European Food Availability Databank based on Household Budget Surveys

Organization

Name:

Public Health Nutrition and Nutritional Epidemiology Unit, 
Dept. of Hygiene and Epidemiology, 
School of Medicine, 
University of Athens

Address:

75, M. Asias Str.

GR - 11527 ATHENS

Telephone / Fax:

Web site:

www.nut.uoa.gr

E-mail:

rc@elke.uoa.gr

Contact person:

Antonia TRICHOPOULOU
(Project coordinator)
WHO Collaborating Centre,
Department of Epidemiology,
Medical School,
University of Athens
Tel : +30 210 746 2073
Fax: +30 210 746 2079
e-mail:
antonia@nut.uoa.gr

Countries participating

Member States

X

Austria

X

Germany

 

The Netherlands

 

Belgium

X

Greece

X

Portugal

 

Denmark

 

Ireland

 

Spain

X

Finland

 

Italy

X

Sweden

 

France

 

Luxembourg

 

United Kingdom

EFTA / EEA Countries

 

Iceland

 

Liechtenstein

 

Norway

Candidate Countries

 

Bulgaria

 

Latvia

 

Slovakia

 

Cyprus

 

Lithuania

 

Slovenia

 

Czech Republic

 

Malta

 

Turkey

 

Estonia

 

Poland

 

 

 

Hungary

 

Romania

 

 

Others

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting date and 
duration of project

- 01/10/2002
- 24 months

Budget

Total cost: 380.496,55 €

Subsidy from the Commission: 249.700,86 €
 

Statement of the project's aims

Food, socio-economic and demographic data collected in the household budget surveys (HBS) of 9 EU Member States have been harmonised and integrated in the cost-effective DAFNE databank, which currently includes data from 45 surveys of the 9 EU Member States and thus allows the identification and time-trends of European dietary patterns and their socio-demographic determinants.
The proposed project aims at:
Expanding the DAFNE databank to ultimately form a database including food data from at least 3 HBS from each of the 13 European countries (12 EU Member States and Norway). More specifically, the project aims at assembling and harmonising at the minimum 15 HBS datasets (minimum 3 datasets per country) from the following five EU Member States: Austria, Finland, Germany, Portugal and Sweden. The newly harmonised datasets will be incorporated in the DAFNE database.

Developing the methodological approach for estimating the daily availability of macro- and selected micro-nutrients, using food data from the national HBS. The proposed methodological approach will be pilot tested on the data of the Greek HBS undertaken in 1987, 1994 and 1998 and already stored in the DAFNE database.

Developing an EU-applicable protocol for collecting information, in the context of the HBS, on meals taken outside the household; addressing thus a limitation in the use of HBS data for nutritional purposes.
 

Outcomes of the project

Interim report, (2003) pdf.gif (423 bytes) (189 KB)

Executive summary of the final report (355 KB)

Final report (765 KB)

Annexes of the final report:

Annex 1 (346KB) : Household Budget Survey data collection methodology
Annex 2 (571KB): Food Aggregation Tables
Annex 3 (144KB): Comparable categories of socio-demographic data
Annex 4 (68KB): Summary of replies to the inventory on data for eating out
Annex 5 (55KB): Protocol for collecting information on eating out in the HBSs
Annex 6 (172KB): Mean daily individual availability of 15 main food groups
Annex 7a (139KB): Nutrient estimations based on the Greek HBS data
Annex 7b (250KB): 3rd Plenary Meeting, Vienna, May 2004
Annex 8 (173KB): Minutes of the plenary meetings
Annex 9 (104KB): Short reports of the bilateral working sessions


National reports: trends in food availability in:



Austria (290KB)
Finland (209KB)
Germany (154KB)
Portugal (913KB)
Sweden (411KB)
 

Glossy publication of the final report:

Pamphlet : A databank for monitoring trends in food habits in Europe (685KB)
Network for the Pan-European Food Databank based on Household Budget Surveys (1,5MB)
The DAFNE Food Classification System Operationalisation in 16 European countries (1,5MB)


Online database:  

DafneSoft v3.0.: In this new version, data from Austria, Finland, Germany, Portugal and Sweden analysed in the DAFNE IV project are included, leading to a food database of 16 European countries.