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Research Article

Validity of U.S. Nutritional Surveillance: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Caloric Energy Intake Data, 1971–2010

  • Edward Archer mail,

    archerec@email.sc.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

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  • Gregory A. Hand,

    Affiliation: Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

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  • Steven N. Blair

    Affiliations: Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: October 09, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076632

About the Authors

Edward Archer, Gregory A. Hand, Steven N. Blair
Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America
Steven N. Blair
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: archerec@email.sc.edu

Competing Interests

Dr. Gregory Hand has received consultancy fees from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and grants from the NIH, and The Coca-Cola Company. Dr. James Hébert is supported by an Established Investigator Award in Cancer Prevention and Control from the Cancer Training Branch of the National Cancer Institute (K05 CA136975). Dr. Steven Blair receives book royalties (<$5,000/year) from Human Kinetics; honoraria for service on the Scientific/Medical Advisory Boards for Clarity, Technogym, Santech, and Jenny Craig; and honoraria for lectures and consultations from scientific, educational, and lay groups which are donated to the University of South Carolina or not-for-profit organizations. Dr. Blair is a consultant on research projects with the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School and the University of Miami. During the past 5-year period Dr. Blair has received research grants from The Coca-Cola Company, the National Institutes of Health, and Department of Defense. Funding for the study was provided by an unrestricted research grant from The Coca-Cola Company. The sponsor of the study had no role in the study design, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, or writing of the report, and does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EA SNB. Performed the experiments: EA. Analyzed the data: EA GAH SNB. Wrote the paper: EA.