Table 1

Survival status by quintile of daily food category expenditure (NTD)*
Deceased (n = 625) Survival (n = 1156) P
Food category Median n % n %
Vegetables
Q1 5.02 165 48.0 191 52.0 0.009
Q2 11.0 126 36.2 230 63.9
Q3 17.1 122 35.2 234 64.8
Q4 24.6 101 29.7 255 70.3
Q5 38.6 111 31.5 246 68.5
Fruits
Q1 0.00 322 43.3 470 56.7 <0.001
Q2 5.46 97 38.3 150 61.7
Q3 13.2 68 30.3 179 69.7
Q4 23.5 66 27.8 181 72.2
Q5 44.0 72 28.3 176 71.7
Animals-derived Foods
Q1 7.71 122 37.5 234 62.5 0.264
Q2 20.6 131 38.1 225 61.9
Q3 33.6 114 29.0 242 71.0
Q4 50.6 134 36.6 222 63.4
Q5 80.2 124 38.1 233 61.9
Grains
Q1 3.77 142 40.5 214 59.5 0.523
Q2 6.26 126 34.4 230 65.6
Q3 8.63 121 32.0 235 68.1
Q4 11.4 123 36.3 233 63.7
Q5 20.5 113 35.6 244 64.4
Total food expenditure
Q1 33.8 135 40.1 221 60.0 0.255
Q2 56.2 141 41.2 215 58.8
Q3 72.6 127 33.8 229 66.2
Q4 94.1 111 32.9 245 67.1
Q5 132 111 32.8 246 67.2

* Diet expenditure was calculated as energy-adjusted dietary spending.

Differences across quintile were tested with chi-square test.

Lo et al.

Lo et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:113   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-113

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