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Table 4 Mean BMI, Waist circumference and energy intake of the subjects according to DDS, DDSP and FVS

From: High dietary diversity is associated with obesity in Sri Lankan adults: an evaluation of three dietary scores

   BMI (kgm-2) Waist circumference (cm) Energy intake
   Mean SD P values Mean SD P values Mean SD P values
DDS 2–5 (n=141) 22.16 4.11 0.002 77.00 10.48 0.034 1705 615 <0.001
  6–7 (n=223) 23.38 4.24 79.39 10.50 1792 597
  8–11 (n=116) 23.82 3.40 80.04 9.37 2004 580
DDSP 1–2 (n=144) 22.76 3.94 0.027 77.74 9.93 0.009 1652 609 <0.001
  3 (n=149) 22.84 4.29 77.70 10.22 1739 540
  4 (n=127) 23.24 4.12 79.80 10.88 1985 617
  5–7(n=59) 24.54 3.34 82.14 9.19 2079 583
FVS 3–8 (n =121) 21.76 3.97 <0.001 76.16 10.08 0.002 1651 596 <0.001
  9–10 (n= 271) 23.33 4.46 79.19 11.08 1804 633
  11 (n=68) 23.28 3.35 78.69 9.03 1826 558
  12–18 (n= 118) 24.14 3.55   81.16 9.46   2003 570