Table 2

Demographic and dietary characteristics by sex in the 45 and up study sample, new south wales, Australia, 2006-2009
Males Females
n = 70,979 n = 85,056
Variable Mean SD Median frequency Mean SD Median frequency
Age (years) 62.2 10.6 60.2 10.2
Body mass index (kg/m2) 27.3 4.2 26.7 5.3
Red meat, times eaten each week 3.6 2.5 3 3.1 2.0 3
Poultry, times eaten each week 2.3 1.6 2 2.3 1.5 2
Processed meat, times eaten each week 1.8 1.8 1 1.2 1.4 2
Fish or seafood, times eaten each week 1.8 1.4 3 1.9 1.5 2
Cheese, times eaten each week 3.4 2.5 3 3.5 2.4 3
Brown/whole-meal bread, slices each week 11.8 10.4 10 9.5 7.3 8
Breakfast cereal, bowls each week 4.8 2.8 6 4.6 2.8 5
Cooked vegetables, serves each day 2.3 1.7 2 2.7 1.6 3
Raw vegetables, serves each day 1.3 1.3 1 1.7 1.4 1
Fruits, serves each day 1.9 1.4 2 2.1 1.3 2
Fruit juice, serves each day 0.8 1.1 1 0.7 1.0 0
Alcoholic drinks, number each week 10.0 11.7 7 4.7 6.2 2

Note: based on Mann–Whitney tests, all means differ significantly by sex, p < 0.05.

Rosenkranz et al.

Rosenkranz et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:84   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-84

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