Table 1

Student and physician responses (%)

Cardiologists

Internists

Students

discrim coeff


1. A good source of monounsaturated fat

Butter

4

4

8

0.39

Canola Oil

43

51

26

0.21

Corn Oil

13

16

22

0.32

Flaxseed Oil

12

10

25

0.32

Olive Oil

82

73

58

0.35

Safflower Oil

24

32

25

0.26

Soybean Oil

18

16

38

0.35

don't know

6

6

16


2. Diet component most likely to raise triglycerides

Fat

16

47

63

-0.2

Carbohydrate

78

47

32

0.17

Protein

0.8

0.6

0

don't know

5

5

2


3. Effect of low-fat diet on triglycerides

Increase

16

4

14

0.22

Decrease

52

73

68

-0.17

no change

26

26

15

0.01

don't know

6

4

3


4. Effect of low-fat diet on HDL-c

Increase

11

24

31

-0.08

Decrease

30

23

32

0.25

no change

52

44

23

-0.18

don't know

7

9

14


Discrimination coefficients indicate discrimination of high and low performers on quiz overall as described in the text. (correct answers in bold).

Makowske and Feinman Nutrition Journal 2005 4:2   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-4-2

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