Table 3

Energy intake and percentage energy from macronutrients based on quartiles of BMI z-score

Quartile 1

Quartile 2

Quartile 3

Quartile 4

n = 338

n = 338

n = 338

n = 338


BMI z-score

-0.9 ± 0.6

-0.01 ± 0.2

0.63 ± 0.2

1.47 ± 0.5

Total Energy

7837 ± 17421,2

8089 ± 18532

8306 ± 17582

8896 ± 240

FAT (% of energy)

33.6 ± 7.1

32.7 ± 6.7

32.8 ± 5.9

32.7 ± 6.6

CHO (% of energy)

50.0 ± 8.6

50.9 ± 8.1

50.4 ± 7.5

50.4 ± 7.9

PRO (% of energy)

16.5 ± 4.6

16.4 ± 4.3

16.8 ± 4.4

16.8 ± 4.6


Values are means ± standard deviation.

1 Significantly different to quartile 3

2 Significantly different to quartile 4

(p < 0.05) ANOVA

Elliott et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:58   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-58

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