Table 1

Mean dietary diversity score (DDS) and percent of adults having consumed an item from the food groups, by province

Province

RSA

Western Cape

Eastern Cape

Northern Cape

Free State

KwaZulu- Natal

North West

Gauteng

Mpumalanga

Limpopo

All

Sample size

441

446

228

241

630

136

613

246

306

3287

Mean DDS 95% CI a

4.78 [A] 4.66 - 4.90

3.38[E][F] 3.22 - 3.54

4.05 [B][C][D] 3.85 - 4.26

4.40[B] 4.23 - 4.58

3.97 [C][D] 3.81 - 4.12

3.72 [D][E] 3.43 - 4.01

4.22 [C][B] 4.08 - 4.36

4.14 [C][B] 3.95 - 4.33

3.24 [F] 3.03 - 3.45

4.02 3.96 - 4.07


Percent of adults consuming at least one item from the following groups (CIa):

1.Cereals/roots/tubers

99b

100

99

100

100

100

100

100

100

99.7

98 - 100

99 - 100

98 - 100

99 - 100

100 - 100

100-100

100-100

99-100

99 - 100

99.5-99.9

2.Vitamin A-rich fruit and vegetables

14

16

14

26

12

21

20

22

14

17

10 - 18

12 - 20

11 - 18

21 - 32

9 - 15

14 - 29

16 - 23

17 - 27

9 - 18

15 - 18

3.Other fruit-not vitamin A-rich

23

15

0.23

31

28

18

38

15

18

25

18 - 27

12 - 19

18 - 29

26 - 37

24 - 32

11 - 0.25

34 - 0.43

10 - 20

14 - 22

24 - 27

4.Other vegetables- not vitamin A-rich

69

48

57

49

41

40

51

70

49

52

64 - 74

43 - 52

49 - 65

41 - 57

35 - 47

32 - 48

47 - 56

66 - 75

41 - 57

50 - 54

5.Legumes & nuts

20

24

11

14

25

10

15

15

8

18

16 -25

21 - 27

7 - 14

9 - 19

22 - 29

5 - 14

0.12 - 0.18

0.10 - 0.19

5 - 12

16 - 19

6.Fats & oils

66

21

40

43

39

30

28

56

26

38

61 -70

18 - 25

33 - 47

35 - 52

34 - 45

19 - 41

24 - 0.31

48 - 65

19 - 32

36 - 40

7. Meat/poultry/fish

87

54

89

83

77

80

88

76

73

78

83 -91

49 - 58

85 - 94

77 - 90

73 - 80

72 - 88

85 - 91

71 - 81

67 - 79

77 - 80

8.Dairy

77

44

58

72

59

55

64

42

24

56

72 - 81

39 - 49

51 - 64

66 - 78

54 - 64

47 - 0.64

60 - 68

34 - 0.49

17 -30

55 -58

9. Eggs

24

17

14

22

16

18

18

19

13

18

20 - 28

13 - 21

9 - 18

17 - 27

12 - 19

10 - 25

15 - 22

14 - 23

9 - 16

16 - 19


aCI = Confidence interval selected because of data being stratified;

b % of people consumed from the cereal group

[A]; [B], [C],[D],[E],[F]: different symbols indicate which mean DDS (comparing the nine provinces) are significantly different, Bonferroni multiple comparison test, p < 0.05

Labadarios et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:33   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-33

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