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Table 3 Nutrients and OFCOM score of different RTEC categories and samples

From: Health-related on-pack communication and nutritional value of ready-to-eat breakfast cereals evaluated against five nutrient profiling schemes

Parameter   Energy (kcal/100 g) Sugar (g/100 g) Fat (g/100 g) Satfat (g/100 g) Fibre (g/100 g) Sodium (g/100 g) OFCOM Score
Children’s RTECs 2010 mean 391.6 32.3 5.1 2.16 3.9 0.30 11.7
(n = 58) SDa 23.4 7.8 4.6 2.30 1.6 0.19 3.8
Non-children’s RTECs 2010 mean 377.9 22.0 4.5 1.60 6.1 0.35 7.8
(n = 70) SD 30.5 11.9 4.3 1.83 4.0 0.26 6.3
Mann–Whitney-U test pb 0.001 0.000 0.395 0.068 0.005 0.274 0.000
Norwegian 2012 (n = 38) mean 374.9 18.1 3.4 0.80 7.6 0.30 4.5
SD 17.4 13.0 2.3 0.55 5.4 0.19 5.0
German 2012 (n = 73) mean 389.8 24.9 4.6 1.76 5.1 0.34 9.2
SD 24.8 10.8 4.3 1.86 2.8 0.25 5.4
Mann–Whitney-U test pb 0.004 0.008 0.660 0.119 0.010 0.855 0.000
  1. a)SD = Standard Deviation, b)p = Significance Level.