Table 3

Distribution of components scores (means (SD)) across sex-specific quintiles of the DHD-index in 749 Dutch men and women*
Sex-specific quintiles of Dutch Healthy Diet index
1 (n = 148) 2 (n = 150) 3 (n = 151) 4 (n = 149) 5 (n = 150) P for trend
DHD-index 43.8 (5.2) 52.9 (2.2) 58.7 (2.1) 65.2 (2.6) 75.0 (4.9) <0.001
1. Physical activity 8.7 (2.8) 9.5 (1.6) 9.5 (1.6) 9.5 (1.9) 9.8 (1.0) <0.001
2. Vegetable 3.5 (2.6) 4.3 (2.5) 4.6 (2.8) 5.1 (2.9) 6.6 (2.8) <0.001
3. Fruit 2.1 (2.5) 3.4 (3.1) 3.9 (3.5) 5.7 (3.5) 7.8 (2.9) <0.001
4. Fiber 4.5 (1.8) 5.0 (1.7) 6.1 (2.0) 6.7 (2.2) 8.1 (1.9) <0.001
5. Fish 0.6 (1.4) 0.8 (1.8) 0.8 (1.8) 1.3 (2.6) 2.0 (3.4) <0.001
6. SFA 3.3 (3.6) 3.9 (3.3) 4.8 (3.1) 6.1 (3.0) 7.6 (2.6) <0.001
7. TFA 3.8 (4.0) 5.8 (4.0) 7.7 (3.5) 8.3 (2.8) 9.3 (2.1) <0.001
8. ADF 8.9 (3.1) 9.8 (1.4) 9.9 (1.1) 9.7 (1.6) 9.9 (0.8) <0.001
9. Sodium 0.7 (2.1) 1.8 (3.3) 2.3 (4.2) 3.3 (4.2) 4.0 (4.3) <0.001
10. Alcohol 7.7 (3.7) 8.5 (3.2) 9.0 (2.6) 9.4 (1.9) 9.8 (0.9) <0.001

*cut-off quintiles men: 47.7, 54.9, 60.6, 67.2.

cut-off quintiles women: 50.4, 56.5, 62.8, 70.6.

SFA = saturated fat, TFA = trans fatty acids, ADF = acidic drinks and foods.

van Lee et al.

van Lee et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:49   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-49

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