Table 3

Diet at baseline (2 months) and at follow-up (5 and 10 months). The values represent means (SD) and adjusted group differences (95% confidence intervals, CI) at follow-up.

n

2 months postpartum, mean (SD)

5 months postpartum, mean (SD)

Adjusted mean difference to controls1

p1

10 months postpartum, mean (SD)

Adjusted mean difference to controls1

p1


Vegetables, fruit and berries (portions/d)

Intervention

44

2.4 (1.3)

2.6 (1.4)

+ 0.4

0.13

2.6 (1.4)

+ 0.2

0.42

Control

37

2.7 (2.0)

2.6 (1.8)

(-0.1–0.9)

2.5 (2.1)

(-0.3–0.8)

High-fibre bread (% of total bread)

Intervention

44

49 (29)

60 (29)

+ 16.0

0.008

65 (27)

+ 16.1

0.008

Control

37

49 (30)

45 (33)

(4.2–27.7)

52 (31)

(4.3–27.9)

High-sugar snacks (portions/d)

Intervention

44

1.9 (1.2)

2.2 (1.3)

+ 0.6

0.028

2.1 (1.2)

0.0

0.93

Control

37

2.0 (1.2)

1.5 (0.9)

(0.1–1.1)

2.1 (1.4)

(-0.6–0.6)


1 ANCOVA: mean group differences, adjusted for baseline intake of the outcome variable, age, education, smoking status, gestational weight gain and BMI at 2 months postpartum. Intervention group: n = 42, Control group: n = 35

Kinnunen et al. Nutrition Journal 2007 6:21   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-6-21

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