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Table 3 Comparison of portions consumed to the BCNS

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

Food group Study
% of total portionsa
(# of total portions)
BCNS
% of total portionsa
(# of total portions)
1. Grains (total) 100 (438) 100 (11346)
Whole*** 10.3 (45) 16.6 (1889)
Non-whole - high fat**** 66.0 (289) 18.9 (2143)
2. Fruit (total) 100 (152) 100 (3954)
Fruit (deep yellow/orange) 3.9 (6) 4.9 (195)
Fruit (other types)**** 39.5 (60) 57.4 (2271)
Fruit juice or nectars**** 56.6 (86) 37.6 (1488)
3. Vegetables (total) 100 (346) 100 (5397)
Vegetables (dark green)* 4.9 (17) 9.4 (508)
Vegetables (deep yellow/orange)* 4.6 (16) 9.3 (503)
4. Milk and milk alternatives (total) 100 (607) 100 (4104)
Milk and fortified plant beverages - high fat**** 9.1 (55) 29.4 (1208)
Milk products (other) - high fat**** 7.9 (48) 25.8 (1060)
5. Meat b (total) 100 (27227) 100 (252139)
Meat (beef, poultry, etc.) - high fat**** 19.8 (5404) 37.6 (94759)
Fish and shellfish - high fat**** 6.5 (1771) 5.7 (14463)
Meat (processed) - high fat**** 13.9 (3795) 10.3 (25942)
6. Meat alternate b (total) 100 (6305) 100 (67781)
Legumes - high fat*** 24.3 (1532) 26.6 (18033)
Nuts and seeds**** 5.9 (371) 7.6 (5165)
Eggs* 53.8 (3393) 52.3 (35482)
7. Other foods c (total) 100 (161657) 100 (3545506)
Mostly fat, sugar or sodium foods**** 75.7 (122421) 3.9 (139494)
Beverages - high caloried**** 0.5 (913) 5.4 (189756)
  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. ****Significant differences between study and BCNS samples at p < 0.00001
  5. aColumn totals for each subgroup will not add to 100% because only selected food variables are presented
  6. bExpressed as number of 50-gram equivalents consumed: 0-25 grams = 0 serving; 2) 25-49 grams = 1/2 serving; 3) 50-99 grams = 1 serving; 4) 100-300 grams = 2-3 servings, and 5) 301-600 grams = 4-6 servings
  7. cExpressed as grams consumed and not portions
  8. dExcludes water, coffee, tea, low-calorie soft drinks