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Design Concepts in Nutritional Epidemiology$
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Barrie M. Margetts and Michael Nelson

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780192627391

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192627391.001.0001

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9. Socio-demographic and psycho-social variables

9. Socio-demographic and psycho-social variables

(p.273) 9. Socio-demographic and psycho-social variables
Design Concepts in Nutritional Epidemiology

Sally Macintyre

Annie Anderson

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes and defines socio-demographic and psycho-social variables, and highlights the importance of attaining accurate measures of socio-demographic and psycho-social variables in the context of nutritional epidemiological studies. The scales of measurement and their determination are set out in detail. Criteria for developing sound and comparable measures are given.

Keywords:   socio-demographic variables, psycho-social variables, health, behaviour, scales of measurement

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