Table 2

Diet quality and average daily serving intakes of MyPlate food groups for avocado consumers and non-consumers1
Food group Consumers (n = 347) Non-consumers (n = 17,220) p-value
Healthy Eating Index - 2005 57.1 ± 1.52 50.8 ± 0.2 0.0001
Fruits (cup equiv./d) 1.6 ± 0.1 1.0 ± 0.02 < 0.0001
Vegetables (cup equiv./d) 1.8 ± 0.1 1.6 ± 0.02 < 0.05
Total Grains (oz equiv./d) 6.8 ± 0.04 6.8 ± 0.04 n.s.3
Whole Grains (oz equiv./d) 0.7 ± 0.09 0.7 ± 0.02 n.s.
Dairy (cup equiv./d) 1.6 ± 0.1 1.6 ± 0.02 n.s.
Meat and Beans (oz equiv./d) 5.9 ± 0.3 6.1 ± 0.1 n.s.
Added sugar (tsp/d) 15.7 ± 0.9 19.7 ± 0.3 < 0.0001
Discretionary fat, Oils (g/d) 21.0 ± 1.3 19.0 ± 0.2 n.s.
Discretionary fat, Solid (g/d) 46.8 ± 0.2 43.4 ± 1.8 n.s.

1Data Source: NHANES 2001–2008, n = 17,567; analyses adjusted for complex sample design using sample weights with age, gender, ethnicity, poverty income ratio, self-reported physical activity level, smoking status, alcohol intake, and energy intake as covariates.

2Least square mean ± standard error of the mean.

3n.s.: not significant.

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Fulgoni et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:1   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-1

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