Table 3

Distribution of Food Pyramid Knowledge among study subgroups

Participants listed at least 3 food groups of the Food Guide Pyramid in the correct recommender order of consumption

%(n)

Participants listed 2 or less food groups of the Food Guide Pyramid in the correct recommender order of consumption

%(n)

Total

%(n)


Male

10.7(33)

89.3(276)

100(309)


Female

16.2(51)

83.8(264)

100(315)


x2 = 4.06, p = 0.044


Obese

28.8(15)

71.2(37)

100(52)


Not obese

12(69)

88(504)

100(573)


x2 = 11.57, p = 0.001


Overweight

25(16)

75(48)

100(64)


Not overweight

12.1(68)

87.9(493)

100(561)


x2 = 8.19, p = 0.004


Akman et al. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:67   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-67

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