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Table 2 Differences in food patterns and intake of selected food groups by reported frequency of organic consumption among 63 808 women in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study 2002-2007

From: Food patterns and dietary quality associated with organic food consumption during pregnancy; data from a large cohort of pregnant women in Norway

  Total organic consumption (all food groups combined) Organic consumption by food groups
  Low = sum index≤6 Frequent = sum index>6 Organic vegetables Organic fruit Organic bread & cereal Organic milk & dairy Organic eggs Organic meat
Dietary pattern Mean score (SE) Difference in patterns scores
   Frequent vs. low (SE) High vs. low organic consumption by food groups (SE)
PC1(‘health-component’) -0.07 (0.007) 0.73 (0.03)*** 0.82 (0.03)*** 0.63 (0.03)*** 0.56 (0.03)*** 0.59 (0.03)*** 0.97 (0.03)*** -0.12 (0.04)**
PC2 0.01 (0.006) 0.16 (0.02)*** 0.11 (0.02)*** ns 0.15 (0.02)*** 0.13 (0.02)*** 0.23 (0.02)*** ns
Food groups Mean intake g/10MJ (SE) Difference in intake (g/10MJ)
   Frequent vs. low (SE) High vs. low organic consumption by food groups (SE)
Vegetables (total) 156 (0.4) 29 (1.4)*** 38 (1.5)*** 25 (1.6)*** 21 (1.6)*** 18 (1.5)*** 35 (1.4)*** ns
Vegetables (raw) 91 (0.3) 9.0 (1.0)*** 16 (1.0)*** 8.5 (1.1)*** 4.5 (1.1)*** 3.6 (1.1)** 15 (1.0)*** -6.2 (1.4)***
Fruit & berries 279 (0.8) 44 (2.6)*** 55 (2.9)*** 61 (3.1)*** 31 (3.1)*** 21 (2.9)*** 43 (2.6)*** 10 (3.8)**
Nuts 2.3 (0.02) 1.1 (0.1)*** 0.9 (0.1)*** 0.6 (0.1)*** 1.1 (0.1)*** 0.7 (0.1)*** 1.5 (0.1)*** -0.2 (0.1)*
Pasta & rice 51 (0.1) 4.5 (0.5)*** 5.4 (0.5)*** 5.3 (0.6)*** 3.9 (0.6)*** 2.9 (0.5)*** 2.7 (0.5)*** 4.0 (0.7)***
White bread & cornflakes 118 (0.4) -15 (1.3)*** -16 (1.5)*** -9.8 (1.6)*** -14 (1.6)*** -12 (1.5)*** -23 (1.3)*** ns
Wholegrain bread/cereal 131 (0.4) 9.4 (1.5)*** 9.5 (1.6)*** ns 101 (1.8)*** 8.2 (1.7)*** 21 (1.5)*** 15 (2.1)***
Cakes and sweets 104 (0.2) -7.7 (0.7)*** -7.5 (0.7)*** -8.2 (0.8)*** -8.5 (0.8)*** -7.0 (0.7)*** -6.1 (0.7)*** -6.6 (0.9)***
Meat (total) 169 (0.2) -24 (0.8)*** -22 (0.9)*** -20 (0.9)*** -21 (0.9)*** -23 (0.9)*** -22 (0.8)*** -8.1 (1.1)***
Red meat 102 (0.2) -15 (0.6)*** -14 (0.7)*** -13 (0.7)*** -14 (0.7)*** -15 (0. 7)*** -15 (0.6)*** -1.8 (0.9)*
Processed meat 41 (0.1) -7.2 (0.3)*** -7.7 (0.3)*** -6.4 (0.3)*** -5.9 (0.3)*** -6.1 (0.3)*** -7.5 (0.3)*** -2.7 (0.4)***
Eggs 112 (0.1) 1.7 (0.2)*** 1.5 (0.2)*** 1.2 (0.2)*** 1.2 (0.2)*** 1.1 (0.2)*** 4.1 (0.2)*** 1.0 (0.3)***
Yoghurt 80 (0.5) 14 (1.6)*** 16 (1.7)*** 15 (1.8)*** 11 (1.8)*** 12 (1.7)*** 18 (1.6)*** ns
Lowfat milk 312 (1.2) -37 (4.4)*** -39 (4.6)*** -28 (4.8)*** -42 (4.9)*** ns -42 (4.1)*** -17 (5.9)**
Softdrinks 156 (1.0) ns -11 (3.6)** ns ns ns -28 (3.3)*** 44 (4.7)***
Softdrinks diet 156 (1.3) -43 (4.6)*** -36 (5.1)*** -35 (5.3)*** -35 (5.4)*** -54 (5.1)*** -47 (4.6)*** ns
Tea 183 (1.1) 35 (3.7)*** 39 (4.1)*** 27 (4.3)*** 34 (4.4)*** 24 (4.1)*** 52 (3.7)*** ns
  1. * p-value < 0.05, ** p-value < 0.01, *** p-value < 0.001. One-way ANOVA analyses.