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Table 4 Dietary variables in both groups of hypertensive women before and after intervention; Porto Firme, MG, Brazil, 2009.

From: Non-pharmacological treatment of hypertension in primary health care: A comparative clinical trial of two education strategies in health and nutrition

  Group 1 (workshops) Group 2 (workshops + home visits)
  Initial (T0) Final (T3) Z pa Initial (T0) Final (T3) Z pa
Score - Food Class I 2.7 ± 1.5 2 ± 1.4 1.5 0.13 4 ± 1.7 3.1 ± 1 1.4 0.14
Score - Food Class II 6.1 ± 2.4 6.7 ± 2 1.3 0.16 5.5 ± 1.4 6.6 ± 1.5 2.5 0.01*
Whole-grain cereals 0.2 ± 0.3 0.2 ± 0.2 0.5 0.59 0.1 0.5 ± 0.3 3.0 0.002*
Not-fat and low-fat milk 0.3 ± 0.1 0.67 ± 0.3 2.6 0.007* 0.4 ± 0.3 0.4 ± 0.4 1.4 0.14
Whole-grain bread 0.2 ± 0.1 0.4 ± 0.1 2.0 0.04* 0.4 ± 0.2 0.3 ± 0.1 0.1 0.86
Pig skin/scraps 0.1 0.0 2.2 0.02* 0.3 ± 0.1 0 1.4 0.14
Sweetened artificial juice 0.3 ± 0.2 0.1 2.1 0.03* 0.3 ± 0.3 0.2 ± 0.2 1.1 0.25
Per capita/day of oil 41.8 ± 17.8 21.9 ± 13.7 2.5 0.01* 35.9 ± 16 21.4 ± 10.9 3.0 0.002*
Per capita/day of sugar 106.9 ± 67.5 85.8 ± 70.1 1.3 0.17 100 ± 47.9 75.4 ± 45 2.1 0.02*
Per capita/day of salt 11 ± 8.4 8.6 ± 5.6 1.6 0.10 10.6 ± 6.4 8.1 ± 2.6 1.1 0.27
  1. Values in cells are mean ± standard deviation; a p-value for difference in values before and after intervention in Groups 1 and 2 by the Wilcoxon test; *p < 0.05.