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Table 2 Daily mean intake of dietary fats by students’ characteristics

From: Level of nutrition knowledge and its association with fat consumption among college students

   Total fat (g) Saturated fat (g) Cholesterol (g)
Variables
Gender
  Males 85.9 ± 24.8 28.9 ± 9.1 298.2 ± 79.3
  Females 92.0 ± 18.8 23.5 ± 6.9 224.5 ± 61.7
  P-value* 0.0427 <.0001 <.0001
Body mass index
  BMI <18.5 81 ± 19.7 22 ± 8.3 222.3 ± 69
  BMI 18.5- 24.9 91.6 ± 20.8 25 ± 7.9 242.1 ± 74.6
  BMI > 25 (overweight) 85.3 ± 19.3 24.6 ± 7.7 248.1 ± 73.9
  BMI > 30 (obese) 95.8 ± 25 29.2 ± 8.7 285.2 ± 79.2
  P-value** 0.1120 0.1431 0.1414
Year in school
  1st-year undergraduate 90.9 ± 24.2 25.3 ± 9.5 250.4 ± 89.5
  2nd -year undergraduate 93.7 ± 21.2 25.9 ± 7.8 250.1 ± 70.6
  3rd -year undergraduate 87.2 ± 18.2 23.9 ± 7.5 236.7 ± 75
  4th -year undergraduate 91.8 ± 20.1 25.7 ± 7.9 249.6 ± 73
  5th -year undergraduate 87.1 ± 23.1 24.6 ± 8 242.8 ± 74.1
  P-value** 0.4175 0.6716 0.8536
Major of study
  Science 85.6 ± 19.7 22.8 ± 6.9 224.1 ± 62.7
  Non-Science 95.1 ± 21.4 27.5 ± 8.4 268 ± 80.5
  P-value* 0.0006 <.0001 <.0001
Ethnicity White 91 ± 20.2 25.2 ± 7.8 242.6 ± 73.6
  Black 83.4 ± 26.4 23.7 ± 9.4 269.8 ± 85.5
  P-value* 0.0996 0.3916 0.0996
Residential status
  On-Campus 90.7 ± 19.7 25.3 ± 7.6 248.5 ± 72.7
  Off-Campus 89.1 ± 23.4 24.5 ± 8.7 240.3 ± 80
  P-value* 0.5804 0.4669 0.4381
Dieting No 91.6 ± 21 25.6 ± 8 250.2 ± 75.4
  Yes 83.8 ± 19.5 22.9 ± 7.4 226.7 ± 70.8
  P-value* 0.0277 0.0478 0.0666
Smoking status
  Non-smoker 90.2 ± 20.5 24.9 ± 7.9 243.2 ± 74.4
  Current smoker 96.6 ± 18.7 29.3 ± 7 285.6 ± 66.8
  Former smoker 83.2 ± 29.3 24.4 ± 10.2 249.3 ± 88.8
  P-value** 0.2940 0.1427 0.1409
  1. * T-test for independent samples
  2. **1-way ANOVA F-statistic