Table 2

Distribution of intake within food groups and sub-categories of food groups stratified by race/ethnicity
Hispanic African-American
Food group (Food sub-group) Food group as % of total servings per day Sub-group item as % of total servings per day Sub-group item as % of food group Food group as % of total servings per day Sub-group item as % of total servings per day Sub-group item as % of food group
Fruits (All but juices) 22.0 ± 10.7* 10.3 ± 6.0* 50.0 ± 26.8* 14.7 ± 13.7 4.1 ± 5.1 36.4 ± 36.9
Vegetables (All but juices) 9.4 ± 5.0 9.3 ± 5.0 99.7 ± 1.8 9.5 ± 5.2 9.4 ± 5.3 98.4 ± 7.3
Dairy (Low/Non Fat) 16.6 ± 8.4* 4.1 ± 2.8 28.9 ± 12.6* 9.3 ± 6.4 3.3 ± 2.1 39.5 ± 19.3
Fats and Oils (Low Fat) 7.0 ± 5.8* 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0* 9.8 ± 5.4 0.6 ± 0.2 6.1 ± 1.8
Sweets (Sweet Drinks) 8.4 ± 2.4 2.6 ± 1.7 41.3 ± 14.8* 6.5 ± 2.1 4.4 ± 2.4 58.7 ± 17.1
Grains 18.1 ± 6.4* NA NA 25.7 ± 7.8 NA NA
Meats 15.4 ± 6.1* NA NA 20.7 ± 9.0 NA NA
Nuts and Seeds 0.3 ± 0.8 NA NA 0.8 ± 2.6 NA NA
Miscellaneous 0.03 ± 0.03 NA NA 0.03 ± 0.03 NA NA

*difference across ethnicities p < 0.05.

Salvo et al.

Salvo et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:62   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-62

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