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The Escal cross-sectional study was conducted in 2003-2004 to assess heath status and food consumption in Martinique with the objective of analysing food intake patterns and nutritional status of that population (individuals aged 16+ years). Data on dietary intake of randomly selected households were collected using two 24-hour food recalls separated by a one month interval.

In turn, the main objectives of the NutriMay study, carried out in Mayotte in 2006, were to study food consumption, physical activity and health status of the population with a special focus on children <5 years and reproductive age women. Households were randomly selected for the collection of information on socio-demographics and physical activity via face-to-face interviews. Food intake was assessed using two 24-hour food recalls separated by one month interval. Anthropometric and blood pressure measurements were also performed.

In Guadeloupe and Martinique, the survey “Kannari: Health, Nutrition and Exposition to Chlordecone in French West Indies” was conducted in 2013-2014. After a random sampling based on a three-stage sampling design (blocks, households and subjects),individuals included in the survey of 11 years and over answered a face-to-face questionnaire at home on health status then a repeated 24-hour recall by phone on two non-consecutive days. Nutritional biomarkers were measured in adults of 18 years and over.

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