Table 3

Comparison of portions consumed to the BCNS

Food group

Study

% of total portionsa

(# of total portions)

BCNS

% of total portionsa

(# of total portions)


1. Grains (total)

100 (438)

100 (11346)


Whole***

10.3 (45)

16.6 (1889)


Non-whole - high fat****

66.0 (289)

18.9 (2143)


2. Fruit (total)

100 (152)

100 (3954)


Fruit (deep yellow/orange)

3.9 (6)

4.9 (195)


Fruit (other types)****

39.5 (60)

57.4 (2271)


Fruit juice or nectars****

56.6 (86)

37.6 (1488)


3. Vegetables (total)

100 (346)

100 (5397)


Vegetables (dark green)*

4.9 (17)

9.4 (508)


Vegetables (deep yellow/orange)*

4.6 (16)

9.3 (503)


4. Milk and milk alternatives (total)

100 (607)

100 (4104)


Milk and fortified plant beverages - high fat****

9.1 (55)

29.4 (1208)


Milk products (other) - high fat****

7.9 (48)

25.8 (1060)


5. Meatb (total)

100 (27227)

100 (252139)


Meat (beef, poultry, etc.) - high fat****

19.8 (5404)

37.6 (94759)


Fish and shellfish - high fat****

6.5 (1771)

5.7 (14463)


Meat (processed) - high fat****

13.9 (3795)

10.3 (25942)


6. Meat alternateb (total)

100 (6305)

100 (67781)


Legumes - high fat***

24.3 (1532)

26.6 (18033)


Nuts and seeds****

5.9 (371)

7.6 (5165)


Eggs*

53.8 (3393)

52.3 (35482)


7. Other foodsc (total)

100 (161657)

100 (3545506)


Mostly fat, sugar or sodium foods****

75.7 (122421)

3.9 (139494)


Beverages - high caloried****

0.5 (913)

5.4 (189756)


*Significant differences between study and BCNS samples at p < 0.05

**Significant differences between study and BCNS samples at p < 0.001

***Significant differences between study and BCNS samples at p < 0.0001

****Significant differences between study and BCNS samples at p < 0.00001

aColumn totals for each subgroup will not add to 100% because only selected food variables are presented

bExpressed as number of 50-gram equivalents consumed: 0-25 grams = 0 serving; 2) 25-49 grams = 1/2 serving; 3) 50-99 grams = 1 serving; 4) 100-300 grams = 2-3 servings, and 5) 301-600 grams = 4-6 servings

cExpressed as grams consumed and not portions

dExcludes water, coffee, tea, low-calorie soft drinks

Davison and Kaplan BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:10   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-10

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