Table 3

Comparison of mean food intake (g/day) of women and men in Gondar, Ethiopia, 2005
Food Women Men Difference between
(n = 255) (n = 101) men and women p-value
Meat a 3.39 ± 1.50 2.72 ± 1.65 0.67839 0.000
Eggs 2.47 ± 1.78 2.18 ± 1.64 0.28888 NS
Fish 0.33 ± 0.75 0.13 ± 0.49 0.19732 0.004
Oil and butter 5.52 ± 1.36 5.64 ± 1.21 −0.12436 NS
Vegetables 2.82 ± 1.56 2.76 ± 1.58 0.06100 NS
Fruits 2.22 ± 1.85 1.76 ± 1.64 0.45312 0.024
Sweets 1.84 ± 2.21 1.16 ± 1.83 0.68472 0.003
Milk and yogurt 3.60 ± 2.18 2.42 ± 2.11 1.18435 0.000

aResults are expressed as the mean ± SD of the participants consuming different frequencies of each food items in the study period. NS: not significant.

Amare et al.

Amare et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:752   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-752

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