Table 3

Daily intake (median and interquartile range (IQR)) of the most commonly consumed foods (top 25%) by Senegalese men (n = 50), by food category.

Food category

N (%)

Daily Intake (Median (IQR))


Meats/Meat Alternatives (n = 11)

Fish (oz)

29 (58)

1.17 (0.33, 4.00)

Beef (oz)

18 (36)

2.61 (2.00, 3.00)

Ox (oz)

15 (30)

2.00 (2.00, 4.00)


Milk/Dairy Products (n = 4)

Cheese (oz)

6 (12)

0.38 (0.17,0.50)


Grains (n = 10)

Bread (in3)

45 (90)

18.07 (13.30, 26.60)

Rice (cup)

32 (64)

0.75 (0.50, 1.50)


Fruits and Fruit Juices (n = 17)

Mango (#)

9 (18)

1.00 (1.00, 1.00)

Orange Juice (cup)

5 (10)

1.25 (1.00, 2.18)

Pineapple Juice (cup)

4 (8)

0.65 (0.30, 1.90)

Banana (#)

4 (8)

1.00 (0.75, 2.25)

Pear (#)

4 (8)

0.75 (0.50, 1.00)


Vegetables and Vegetable Juices

(n = 21)

Potato (cup)

18 (36)

0.50 (0.25, 0.75)

Carrot (cup)

16 (46)

0.33 (0.14, 1.27)

Lettuce (cup)

7 (14)

0.65 (0.22, 0.73)

Tomato (cup)

5 (10)

0.06 (0.06, 0.06)


Sweets/Sweeteners (n = 4)

Sugar (tablespoon)

13 (26)

0.71 (0.53, 1.06)


Sauces (n = 4)

Sauce/Peanut Paste

(tablespoon)

31 (62)

4.43 (2.00, 11.08)


Fats (n = 3)

Butter (tablespoon)

13 (26)

0.71 (0.71, 1.41)


Condiments/Spices (n = 4)

Ketchup (tablespoon)

1(2)

2.00 (2.00, 2.00)

Mustard (ounces)

1(2)

1.00 (1.00, 1.00)


Desserts (n = 4)

Milk Biscuit (pieces)

2(4)

0.64 (0.30, 1.00)

Candy (pieces)

2(4)

3.00 (1.00, 5.00)


Beverages (not fruit/vegetable) (n = 7)

Water (cup)

50 (100)

5.09 (3.19, 6.13)

Coffee (cup)

29 (58)

0.06 (0.06, 0.09)

Tea (cup)

27 (54)

0.56 (0.19, 0.56)


Anderson et al. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:7   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-7

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