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Table 3 Mothers’ percent daily energy intake from various food groups by household food security status (n = 378)

From: Household food insecurity is associated with a higher burden of obesity and risk of dietary inadequacies among mothers in Beirut, Lebanon

  Food Secure
(n = 187)
Food Insecure
(n = 191)
 
Food Groups Mean % of Daily Energy Intake ± SE P-value*
Bread & Cereals 31.2 ± 1.2 35.0 ± 1.4 0.038
Starchy Vegetables & Legumes 3.4 ± 0.5 3.5 ± 0.6 0.922
Nuts 2.92 ± 0.4 0.93 ± 0.3 0.009
Seeds 0.89 ± 0.3 1.46 ± 0.4 0.258
Dairy Products 11.29 ± 0.9 8.05 ± 0.8 0.006
Eggs 0.35 ± 0.1 1.11 ± 0.3 0.026
Meat, Poultry, Fish 11.4 ± 1.0 9.7 ± 0.9 0.207
Fruits 7.81 ± 0.7 5.80 ± 0.6 0.030
Vegetables 3.70 ± 0.3 3.41 ± 0.4 0.548
Added Oils 14.49 ± 0.9 14.65 ± 0.9 0.904
Sweets & Sugar Sweetened Beverages 9.9 ± 0.7 12.9 ± 1.1 0.026
Alcoholic Beverages 0.99 ± 0.4 0.18 ± 0.1 0.034
  1. *Significantly different at p-value <0.05