1. The current version of the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference contains approximately how many food items?

2. Which of the following increases levels of plasma vitamin A?

3. Approximately how often is the USDA Nutrient Database updated?

4. Which of the following factors should be considered when selecting nutrient analysis software?

5. What is the general figure for the percentage of waste subtracted for food not consumed?

6. Food consumption per capita is calculated in terms of all of the following EXCEPT:

7. Which is the least expensive method of assessing nutrient intake?

8. How often does the U.S. nationwide household food consumption survey take place?

9. Which of the following methods provides more qualitative than quantitative information?

10. A measurement of which of the following provides the best screening test for iron?

11. Which of the following surveys collects data on anthropometic measures, biochemical tests, and physical and dental exams?

12. Food records are usually collected for what period of time?

13. Which test for vitamin A would NOT be useful for assessing vitamin-A levels in populations consuming preformed vitamin A?

14. Which dietary assessment method determines nutrient intake by asking how often certain foods are consumed?

15. The National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act of 1990 provides a ten-year plan for all of the following activities EXCEPT:

16. Which of the following provides information on annual food production, distribution of food within the country, and imports and exports?

17. Which of the following can be used to formulate agricultural policies, monitor changes over time, and compare food supplies among countries?

18. In a zinc-tolerance test, a normal response is the doubling of plasma zinc after a period of:

19. Commercial market databases can be used to do what?

20. What is the average percent body fat for a man?

21. For which of the following nutrients does there not exist a reliable method of storage-level assessment?

22. What kind of measurement provides the traditional "gold standard" for measuring body fat?

23. Estimates of nutrient intake per capita can be estimated by doing what?

24. The calculation for measuring basal metabolic rate (BMR) includes all of the following EXCEPT:

25. Which of the following is not used to determine energy expenditure?

26. What is another name for the "What We Eat in America Survey"?

27. What value results from weight in kilograms divided by height in meters-squared?

28. In which method does the interviewer ask a person to report all food used by the household on an as-purchased basis?

29. The Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) provide the essential-nutrient intake levels required to meet the known nutritional needs of whom?

30. What is the name of the energy used by cellular processes crucial to the maintenance of life?

31. Which of the following statements is NOT true regarding body measurements?

32. For an adult, severe starvation leading to death can occur at a change in weight of what percent?

33. The "Likelihood of Malnutrition Score" includes all of the following parameters EXCEPT:

34. Which of the following has been correlated with postoperative complications and mortality?

35. Breath pentane and ethane levels are increased in cases of what?

36. How is malnutrition defined in a hospital setting?

37. Doubly-labeled water contains isotopes of what element?

38. What do waste-to-hip circumference ratios measure?

39. Which of the following causes transferrin levels to increase?

40. According to the standards of the World Health Organization, normal body mass index (BMI) is:

41. Taste acuity tests may be given to determine a deficiency of what element?

42. Which of the following is the best indicator of selenium status?

43. Ceruloplasmin levels decrease in all of the following conditions EXCEPT:

44. Which survey's data has been used for the educational publications Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Healthy People 2000?

45. Where is most of the body's vitamin A stored?

46. Mid-upper arm muscle area is calculated from which of the following values?

47. Which of the following is not a reliable method of assessing vitamin C?

48. What is the half-life of 25-OH-D?

49. Which of the following methods measures respiratory gas exchange?

50. Which of th4e following is a test based on the ability of hydrogen peroxide to liberate hemoglobin from red blood cells?


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