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Table 4 Difference in calories consumed in India and recommended by the EAT-Lancet reference diet for Whole grains and Tubers and starchy vegetables

From: A comparison of the Indian diet with the EAT-Lancet reference diet

Total caloric intake (kcal)Whole grainsTubers and starchy vegetables
Urban India218 (212, 223)12 (12, 13)
Rural India464 (458, 471)24 (23, 25)
Highest MPCE -Urban53 (20, 86)17 (13, 21)
Highest MPCE -Rural536 (481, 592)19 (14, 23)
Lowest MPCE- Urban258 (236, 280)17 (14, 20)
Lowest MPCE -Rural348 (321, 374)18 (15, 22)
North India407 (400, 415)37 (36, 38)
South India304 (295, 313)−25 (−25, −24)
East India535 (524, 547)67 (65, 68)
West India172 (161, 183)−6 (−7, −5)
North East India646 (612, 680)14 (13, 16)
Central India491 (475, 507)6 (5, 7)
  1. Values in kcal. 95% confidence interval in parenthesis. NSS-CES sampling weights were applied in calculations
  2. Whole grains consist of cereals like rice, wheat, wheat flour and other cereals like jowar, bajra, maize, barley, millets and ragi
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