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Table 1 Demographics of the sample by snacking patterns in adults ≥19 years of age

From: Snacking patterns, diet quality, and cardiovascular risk factors in adults

   Snacking patterns
 Demographics % Total sample (n = 18,988) Misc. snacks (n = 3,230) No snacks** (n = 2,853) Cakes/Cookies/Pastries (n = 2,180) Sweets (n = 1,495) Vegetables/Legumes (n = 1,524) Alcohol (n = 1,572) Milk desserts (n = 1,355) Crackers/Salty snacks (n = 1,293) Soft drinks (n = 1,088) Other grains (n = 1,190) Whole fruit (n = 913) Coffee/Tea (n = 295)
Total 100 17 13 12 9 8 8 8 7 6 6 4 2
Gender              
  Male 49 48 42 45 41 48 67 48 44 56 50 44 48
  Female 51 52 48 55 59 52 33 52 56 44 50 56 52
Ethnicity              
  White 72 67 64 78 75 76 74 82 77 74 64 63 75
  African-American 11 14 13 11 10 10 13 8 11 10 11 10 6
  Hispanic-American 12 13 17 8 10 9 9 7 9 11 19 20 10
  Other 5 6 6 4 5 5 4 4 3 5 5 7 9
Physical Act.              
  Sedentary 31 31 36 31 30 28 26 31 28 34 29 31 29
  Light 33 31 33 35 31 36 31 33 33 29 33 34 32
  Mod-Vig 37 37 32 34 39 36 44 36 39 37 38 35 39
PIR* 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
  1. *PIR = Poverty Income Ratio.
  2. **Reference group in No Snacks.