Table 2

Mean intakes of total energy, macronutrients, and alcohol among subjects from CRC case-control study in NL and ON

Intakes of total energy and macronutrientsa

Cases (n = 1760)

Controls (n = 2481)

Difference (Cases-Controls)


Total energy (kcal/day)*

2316.1 ± 810.6

2195.1 ± 750.8

121

Macronutrients

Protein (g/day)

86.2 ± 18.5

87.2 ± 17.1

-1

% of Calories from Protein

15.2 ± 2.8

15.4 ± 2.9

-0.2

Carbohydrate (g/day)*

282.0 ± 49.7

286.2 ± 49.6

-4.2

% of Calories from Carbohydrates

49.6 ± 7.7

50.0 ± 8.0

-0.4

Total Fat (g/day)

81.3 ± 18.4

80.4 ± 18.0

0.9

% of Calories from Total Fat*

31.8 ± 6.1

31.3 ± 6.3

0.5

Dietary fibre (g/day)*

24.0 ± 8.5

25.2 ± 9.0

-1.2

Fatty Acids and Cholesterol

Saturated Fatty Acids (g/day)

27.1 ± 7.0

26.8 ± 7.1

0.3

% of Calories from Saturated Fat*

10.6 ± 2.4

10.4 ± 2.6

0.2

Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (g/day)

29.6 ± 7.4

29.1 ± 7.2

0.5

Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (g/day)

16.7 ± 5.0

16.6 ± 4.6

0.1

Cholesterol (mg/day)*

286.2 ± 116.4

277.1 ± 100.9

9.1

Alcohol (g/day)

7.4 ± 49.4

6.5 ± 36.8

0.9

% of Calories from Alcohol

3.9 ± 6.3

3.8 ± 5.9

0.1


a All continuous variables presented as mean ± SD (standard deviation).

* Significant differences between cases and controls (p ≤ 0.05)

Sun et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:18   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-18

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