Table 1

General characteristics of the study population
Calcium intake according to recommendations
Characteristics Total % (n) Below % (n) Within % (n) P
Age* 75.5 (6.4) 75.9 (6.3) 74.4 (6.6) 0.01
≤ 7 y of education 30.7 (186) 32.1 (144) 26.6 (42) 0.20
Males 39.4 (239) 36.2 (162) 48.7 (77) 0.005
Smoking 22.4 (136) 23.4 (106) 19 (30) 0.226
Vitamin D intake < 6.8 μg/d 50.7 (307) 52.9 (237) 44.3 (70) 0.063
Vitamin D intake (μg/d )* 7.4 (4.9) 7.1 (4.8) 8.2 (5.1) 0.02
Calcium intake (mg/d)* 989 (460) 776 (211) 1591 (439) < 0.0001
Dairy intake < 3 servings/d 62.4 (378) 80.6 (361) 10.8 (17) < 0.001
> 10% energy from sucrose 16.2 (98) 15.4 (69) 18.3 (29) 0.386
Alcohol > recommendations 28.7 (174) 31 (139) 22.1 (35) 0.048
Current diseases ≥ 5 52 (315) 51.6 (231) 53.2 (84) 0.729
> 12 months since last dental care visit 8.7 (53) 9.1 (41) 7.6 (12) 0.551
No regular use of dental floss/tooth pick 59 (357) 60.9 (273) 53.2 (84) 0.09
Number of teeth* 20.2 (7.8) 19.8 (7.9) 21.3 (7.4) 0.03
Plaque Score (%)* 14.4 (20) 14.9 (21) 13.2 (19) 0.370

Data presented as % (n) unless otherwise stated. * Data presented as mean (SD).

Adegboye et al.

Adegboye et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:61   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-61

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