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Table 4 Intake of food groups among healthcare professionals and students (n = 319)

From: Unhealthy dietary patterns among healthcare professionals and students in Mexico

Food groups Total Men Women  
Median 25th and 75th percentile Median 25th and 75th percentile Median 25th and 75th percentile aP
Milk (ml/d) 254 148 526 296 143 515 254 155 529 0.504
Cheese (g/d) 24 13 36 24 11 37 23 15 36 0.420
Eggs (g/d) 26 9 26 26 9 47 26 9 26 0.001*
White meat (g/d) 43 14 43 43 14 46 43 14 43 0.134
Red meat (g/d) 56 32 86 65 50 96 51 29 69 0.001*
Processed meat (g/d) 16 8 34 20 13 34 16 8 31 0.040*
Fish and seafood (g/d) 35 21 54 44 28 73 33 20 46 0.001*
Animal fats (g/d) 9 3 15 10 3 15 9 3 15 0.941
Vegetable fats (g/d) 19 12 29 20 12 29 19 12 28 0.708
Nuts (g/d) 7 3 18 11 4 24 6 3 16 0.005*
Refined cereals (g/d) 37 24 56 41 26 61 36 23 53 0.071
Whole-grain cereals (g/d) 22 12 43 20 6 48 24 12 42 0.421
Tubers (g/d) 9 4 16 9 3 26 9 4 16 0.728
Autochthonous cereals (g/d) 78 32 107 82 30 157 72 33 102 0.318
Legumes (g/d) 44 19 68 44 28 71 44 14 65 0.351
Vegetables (g/d) 243 161 332 243 158 339 244 169 328 0.889
Fruit (g/d) 306 193 431 289 170 421 310 200 444 0.238
Natural fruit juices (ml/d) 27 0 86 27 0 86 13 0 57 0.299
Bakery products and cookies (g/d) 42 26 67 47 27 79 38 25 65 0.128
Sugars (g/d) 26 14 47 26 13 53 26 14 44 0.932
Fast food (g/d) 29 17 49 37 19 78 24 17 41 0.005*
Industrial sauces (g/d) 6 3 10 7 4 12 6 3 10 0.099
Water (ml/d) 1200 600 1680 1200 600 1680 1200 600 1680 0.309
Sweetened drinks (ml/d) 347 205 686 437 209 772 330 189 680 0.148
Alcoholic beverages (ml/d) 29 3 141 54 22 191 25 3 61 0.001*
  1. aThe difference between medians was calculated using the Mann-Whitney U test. *P < 0.05 was considered significant
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