Table 4

Means and bootstrapped β-coefficient* with 95% confidence intervals (CI) for energy adjusted intake, of macronutrients, fibre, and selected food items among Iranians lining in Iran and Sweden adjusted for sex, age, education, and marital status

Adjusted means

Main model

Dietary variables

Mean

CI

β-coefficient

CI


Protein

Iranians in Iran

65.7

61.9-69.6

0

Reference

Iranians in Sweden

83.6

80.8-86.3

17.9

13.1 - 22.7

Carbohydrates

Iranians in Iran

351.7

338.7-364.7

0

Reference

Iranians in Sweden

265.3

256.0-274.5

-86.4

-104.5 - -68.4

Fat

Iranians in Iran

74.7

66.0-79.4

0

Reference

Iranians in Sweden

97.4

93.0-101.7

24.6

15.9 - 33.4

Fiber

Iranians in Iran

10.2

6.2-14.1

0

Reference

Iranians in Sweden

25.7

23.7-27.7

15.5

10.8 - 20.2

Bread and grain

Iranians in Iran

350.0

318.1-381.9

0

Reference

Iranians in Sweden

272.5

252.8-292.3

-77.4

-117.5 - -37.4

Vegetables and roots

Iranians in Iran

310.0

235.1-384.8

0

Reference

Iranians in Sweden

430.1

368.8-496.5

120.2

24.6 - 215.7

Fruit

Iranians in Iran

234.2

180.3-288.1

0

Reference

Iranians in Sweden

435.4

391.1-479.7

201.2

130.7 - 271.6

Meat

Iranians in Iran

83.7

70.9-96.5

0

Reference

Iranians in Sweden

170.1

159.4-180.9

86.4

69.0 - 103.8

Dairy

Iranians in Iran

285.6

202.7-368.4

0

Reference

Iranians in Sweden

448.4

408.8-487.9

162.8

70.5 - 255.1

Edible fat

Iranians in Iran

31.7

27.1-36.4

0

Reference

Iranians in Sweden

50.6

46.5-54.6

18.9

12.5 - 25.3


* The reference is given the value of zero so that the value of the β-coefficient corresponds to the difference in gram for all macronutrients, fibre, and food items compared to the reference category.

Koochek et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:411   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-411

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