Table 2

Food consumption according to MeDi† adherence among a sample of the adult Moroccan population, 2008
MeDi† adherence Low (1–4)N = 662 High (5–8)N = 1552
Male Female Male Female
Food categories m (SD) m (SD) m (SD) m (SD)
Bread/rice/potatoes/pasta* 9.6 (2.2) 9.5 (2.3) 11.0 (2.3) 10.9 (2.4)
Dairy products* 3.8(4.7) 6.4(5.6) 4.0 (4.6) 5.6 (5.7)
Vegetables* 5.3(2.0) 6.4 (1.5) 6.2 (1.6) 6.8 (0.7)
Legumes* 0.9 (1.2) 0.6 (1.0) 1.6 (1.1) 1.3 (1.1)
Red meat* 02.9 (2.6) 3.8 (3.1) 2.5 (2.7) 2.8 (3.0)
Fish* 1.2 (1.6) 1.1 (1.5) 1.5 (1.3) 1.6 (1.6)
Fruits** 4.1 (6.5) 5.0 (6.5) 5.4 (5.9) 6.3 (6.3)
Olive oil (%) 70.0 59.7 89.3 86.9

All P values <0.05 for t-test for Equality of means or for the Chi2 test according to gender among categories of simplified MeDi score.

*Number of days of usual consumption per week, **Number of servings per week.

† Mediterranean Diet.

El Rhazi et al.

El Rhazi et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:345   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-345

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