Table 3

Frequency of consumption of Food Items among Bahraini Girls (n = 1241) and Boys (n = 1190)*

Food

Almost daily

5-7 times/w

3-4 times/w

1-2 times/w

Never


No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%


GIRLS


Milk & Milk Products

635

51.2

366

29.5

231

18.6

9

0.7


Bread, Rice & Cereal

870

70.1

256

20.6

114

9.2

1

0.1


Fruits

443

35.7

464

37.4

308

24.8

26

2.1


Fruit Juices

328

26.4

371

29.9

455

36.7

87

7


Vegetables Leafy

404

32.6

370

29.8

366

29.5

101

8.1


Vegetables Others

146

11.8

432

34.8

543

43.8

120

9.7


Meat (Fish, Poultry, Meat)

822

66.2

303

24.4

110

8.9

6

0.5


Eggs

111

8.9

396

31.9

627

50.5

107

8.6


Legumes: lentils, beans...

35

2.8c

115

9.3

733

59.1

358

28.8


Sweets & Snacks: cakes, chips, candies,...

797

64.2d

300

24.2

134

10.8

10

0.8


Miscellaneous: tea & coffee

289

23.3

318

25.6

411

33.1

223

18


Miscellaneous: sauce & spreads

214

17.2

356

28.7

497

40

174

14


Soda Drinks: regular

600

48.3

322

25.9

254

20.5

65

5.2


Soda Drinks: diet

19

1.5d

29

2.3

116

9.3

1077

86.8


BOYS


Milk & Milk Products

659

55.4a

356

29.9

170

14.3

5

0.4


Bread, Rice & Cereal

904

76b

227

19.1

56

4.7

3

0.3


Fruits

492

41.3a

425

35.7

258

21.7

15

1.3


Fruit Juices

359

30.2

358

30.1

399

33.5

74

6.2


Vegetables Leafy

400

33.6

340

28.6

340

28.6

110

9.2


Vegetables Others

176

14.8

397

33.4

520

43.7

97

8.2


Meat (Fish, Poultry, Meat)

889

74.7b

234

19.7

65

5.5

2

0.2


Eggs

107

9a

396

33.3

621

52.2

66

5.5


Legumes: lentils, beans,...

30

2.5

139

11.7

730

61.3

291

24.5


Sweets & Snacks: cakes, chips, candies,...

565

47.5

353

29.7

262

22

10

0.8


Miscellaneous: tea & coffee

412

34.6b

267

22.4

331

27.8

180

15.1


Miscellaneous: sauce & spreads

178

15

396

33.3

443

37.2

173

14.5


Soda Drinks: regular

629

52.9b

322

27.1

197

16.6

42

3.5


Soda Drinks: diet

17

1.4

25

2.1

67

5.6

1081

90.8


Difference between genders: a p < 0.05; b: p < 0.01 (within gender); c p < 0.05, d p < 0.01 (between genders)

* Non responders: 72 for girls and 59 for boys

Gharib and Rasheed Nutrition Journal 2011 10:62   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-62

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