Table 3

Mean (sd) excretion of Na and K (g/24h) in urine and Na/K ratio according to diet quality and the association between diet quality and excretion
Diet quality score1
1 2 3 4 Unadjusted p Adjusted2 p
(n=13) (n=24) (n=10) (n=11) B (95% CI) B (95% CI)
Na (sodium) 1.70 (0.35) 1.75 (0.73) 1.45 (0.27) 1.45 (0.87) −0.10 (−0.25; 0.04) 0.06 −0.16 (−0.31; -0.06) 0.03
K (potassium) 1.09 (0.29) 1.08 (0.39) 1.51 (0.55) 1.59 (0.29) 0.19 (0.08; 0.29) <0.01 0.18 (0.06; 0.29) <0.01
Na/K ratio 1.7 (0.6) 2.1 (2.1) 1.1 (0.4) 1.0 (0.7) −0.25 (−0.60; 0.10) 0.07 −0.28 (−0.66; 0.11) 0.06

1Follows one of the FBDG; 2: Follows two of the FBDG; 3: Follow three of the FBDG; 4: Follows at least four of the FBDG. [6,23-25].

2Adjusted for gender and energy intake.

Kristbjornsdottir et al.

Kristbjornsdottir et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:94   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-94

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