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Table 4 Frequency of fish intake among CVD+ and CVD- households; comparison within and between the countries (n = 4,786)

From: Fish consumption and its motives in households with versus without self-reported medical history of CVD: A consumer survey from five European countries

  Belgium Denmark The Netherlands Poland Spain
  CVD+
(n = 90)
10.5%
CVD-
(n = 762)
89.5%
p CVD+
(n = 45)
4.0%
CVD-
(n = 1065)
96.0%
p CVD+
(n = 88)
10.9%
CVD-
(n = 721)
89.1%
p CVD+
(n = 87)
8.6%
CVD-
(n = 928)
91.4%
p CVD+
(n = 41)
4.1%
CVD-
(n = 959)
95.9%
p
Total fish (≥ 1/week) 67.8 50.1 .002 80.0 47.6 < .001 37.5 37.7 .967 54.0 54.8 .882 92.7 88.6 .421
Total fish (≥ 2/week) 33.3 20.7 .006 46.7 24.0 .001 26.1 16.8 .030 24.1 22.7 .766 82.9 71.1 .101
Fatty fish (≥ 1/week) 23.3 13.0 .008 42.2 32.6 .178 22.7 20.9 .699 47.1 41.9 .347 24.4 27.0 .711
  1. The numbers indicate the percentage of respondents within each CVD group who eat fish in total at least once a week; at least twice a week; and fatty fish at least once a week. Mean values of fish intake were significantly different between countries for both CVD+ and CVD- (P < 0.001).