Table 3

Correlations between dietary fiber and consumed portions of beans, fruits and vegetables, according the children groups

Dietary fiber (g)


Servings

Total

Sample

(n = 83)

Eutrophic

Children

(n = 41)

Obese

Children

(n = 42)


r*

p-Value

r*

p-Value

r*

p-Value


Beans

0.769

p < 0.0001

0.898

p < 0.0001

0.672

p < 0.0001

Fruits

0.418

p < 0.0001

0.484

0.001

0.299

0.054

Vegetable

0.059

0.596

0.233

0.142

-0.185

0.240

Leafy vegetable

0.126

0.255

0.19

0.246

0.02

0.924


*by Pearson correlation

Balthazar and de Oliveira BMC Research Notes 2011 4:567   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-4-567

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