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Table 2 Food intakes of adults with mood disorders according to Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide (CFG) servings and DRIs and compared to the BCNS

From: Food intake and blood cholesterol levels of community-based adults with mood disorders

  Study (n = 97) BCNS (n = 1320)1
1. Comparisons with CFG servings:   
a. Grains (%)   
< 5 svgs/day 59** 41
5-12 svgs/day 37** 57
> 12 svgs/day 5 2
b. Vegetables and fruit (%)   
< 5 svgs/day 75* 65
5-10 svgs/day 23* 32
> 10 svgs/day 2 3
c. Meat and alternatives (%)   
< 100 g/day 40* 26
100-300 g/day 37*** 66
> 300 g/day 22*** 8
d. Milk and milk alternatives (%)   
< 2 svgs/day 51*** 77
2-4 svgs/day 39*** 20
> 4 svgs/day 10*** 3
2. Comparisons with DRI s:   
a. Carbohydrates   
i. Grams - median (25th; 75th %ile) 305 (215; 405)  
ii. Intake (%) by AMDR2   
< 45 27 22
≥ 45 to < 65 65* 76
≥ 65 8 2
b. Fat   
i. Grams - median (25th; 75th %ile) 90 (64; 123)  
ii. Intake (%) by AMDR2   
< 20 3 1
≥ 20 to < 35 46** 74
≥ 35 to < 40 45*** 19
≥ 40 5 6
c. Protein   
i. Grams of intake per kilogram body weight - median (25th; 75th %ile) 1.16 (0.87; 1.53)  
ii. Intake (%) by AMDR2   
< 10 4 2
≥ 10 to < 30 94 98
≥ 30 2 0
d. Saturated fat 3   
i. Grams - median (25th; 75th %ile) 28 (18;38)  
ii. % of total energy intake   
< 5% 5 2
≥ 5 to < 10 38* 51
≥ 10 to < 20 56* 47
≥ 20 1 0
e. Linoleic acid   
i. Grams - median (25th; 75th %ile) 2.6 (1.6; 3.7)  
ii. Intake (%) by AMDR2   
< 5 96** 76
≥ 5 to < 10 3** 24
≥ 10 1 < 1
f. α-Linolenic acid   
i. Grams - median (25th; 75th %ile) 0.3 (0.1; 0.4)  
ii. Intake (%) by AMDR2   
< 0.6 91** 23
≥ 0.6 to < 1.2 7** 70
≥ 1.2 1* 7
  1. *Significant differences between study and BCNS samples at p < 0.05
  2. **Significant differences between study and BCNS samples at p < 0.001
  3. ***Significant differences between study and BCNS samples at p < 0.0001
  4. 11320 participants from BCNS that were between the ages of 19 to 70 years
  5. 2Adequate Macronutrient Distribution Range (AMDR) of Dietary Reference Intakes
  6. 3No AMDR is set for saturated fats
  7. svgs servings; g grams
  8. Note: all statistical results in this table are based on binomial tests of two proportions. The shaded areas represent the recommended levels according to Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide or the Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Ranges (AMDR) of the Dietary Reference Intakes