Cross-sectional study on the dietary fatty acid intake patterns, lipid profile, lipoprotein particle size and plasma fatty acid composition in an urban adult Malaysian cohort.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The survey collected information on:
Subjects: information on the participants such as age, sex and geographical location.
Consumption: information on all foods consumed by each participant in each survey day, including quantities and nutrient values. The population group covered in the dataset was adults from 20 to 67 years old.
Sub-national coverage, only urban areas.
Producers and sponsors
Taylor's University, Malaysia
Non-probability sampling. The Malaysia Lipid Study (MLS) is a cross-sectional study investigating dietary practices and metabolic outcomes in an urban, mixed-racial population of healthy free-living adults. Malays, Chinese and Indians are among the main ethnic groups in Malaysia, and together form approximately 85% of the total population. Participant screening and subject recruitment were conducted in the urban centers of Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya and surrounding suburban housing estates. Screening was facilitated through religious, community, parent-teacher associations and employer organizations at 38 community sites, between November 2012 and November 2013.
No surveys weight were used in this survey.
Dates of Data Collection
Mode of data collection
Data Collection Notes
Individual quantitative 24-hour recall was used. For 566 subjects, 3 recalls were collected (2 weekdays and 1 weekend), with an average of 2 days in between the subsequent recalls. Recalls with implausible values were excluded. A household consumption questionnaire was also applied to capture eating out trends, use of cooking oils for study population and income. IPAQ was used for physical activity level.
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The Malaysia Lipid Study, 2013, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Malaysian Palm Oil Council. Harmonized for the Global Dietary Database.
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.
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Food and Agriculture Organization
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Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 01 (February 2023): This metadata was downloaded from the FAO website (https://microdata.fao.org/index.php/catalog) and it is identical to FAO version (MYS_2012-13_MLS_v01_EN_M_v01_A_OCS). The following two metadata fields were edited - Document ID and Survey ID.