Table 6

Diet quality indices according to dietary clusters

'Western' pattern

'Healthier' pattern


Alternative Healthy Eating Index (max 87.5)

43.7 ± 6.4

46.7 ± 6.0**

Alternative Mediterranean Diet Score (max 9)

4.1 ± 1.9

4.2 ± 1.7

Prevention score (max 8)

4.6 ± 1.2

5.7 ± 1.2***

Micronutrient adequacy score (max 10)

7.9 ± 1.4

8.1 ± 1.35


* p < 0.05 ** p < 0.01 *** p < 0.001 t-test

Delisle et al. Nutrition Journal 2009 8:3   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-8-3

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