Table 3

Consumption of food items by country and sex
Germany Denmark Poland Bulgaria p-value**
Food Item Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Country Sex Country x sex
N = 394 N = 302 N = 262 N = 278 N = 351 N = 138 N = 449 N = 205
Sweets* 38.2 26.3 21.5 9.3 30.6 22.2 56.5 45.7 <0.001 <0.001 n.a.
Cakes 28.5 26.9 19.2 18.6 63.3 54.8 73.1 70.4 <0.001 0.11 n.a.
Snacks 23.0 34.7 12.7 16.5 22.5 32.7 60.8 61.5 <0.001 <0.001 n.a.
Fast food 25.1 44.5 11.2 27.6 7.5 18.8 72.4 87.7 <0.001 <0.001 n.a.
Fruits* 47.8 32.1 55.4 28.6 39.5 23.8 54.1 39.4 <0.001 <0.001 n.a.
Salads* 37.5 25.4 46.4 23.3 28.0 23.9 61.8 51.6 <0.001 <0.001 0.018
Vegetables* 26.8 24.3 22.6 16.1 15.2 14.4 31.1 32.7 <0.001 0.25 n.a.
Meat* 32.0 60.9 46.1 59.1 41.3 58.5 37.8 67.4 <0.001 <0.001 n.a.
Fish 21.8 32.9 36.5 33.3 27.0 34.8 31.9 50.7 0.21 0.002 0.005

* Percentage reporting high consumption (several times a day/daily).

Percentage reporting consumption at least several times per week (several times a day/daily/several times per week).

** p-values from logistic regression including main effects for country and sex and the interaction between them both.

n.a. – when interaction term was not significant it was removed and significance of main effects was studied.

El Ansari et al.

El Ansari et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:28   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-28

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