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Table 1 Dietary fat distribution in elderly men and women from the MEDIS study.

From: Dietary meat fats and burden of cardiovascular disease risk factors, in the elderly: a report from the MEDIS study

  Men Women P*
N 744 742  
Energy intake (kcal/day) 1702 ± 638 1654 ± 574 0.17
Total fat intake (g/day) 50.0 ± 19.3 46.0 ± 16.8 < 0.001
Percent of total fat (%Energy) 35.2 ± 6.5 35.3 ± 6.0 0.80
Percent of fat from    
meat (%Energy) 5.7 (4.4-9.9) 6.0 (4.6-10.7) 0.13
fish (%Energy) 2.9 (1.4-4.2) 2.7 (1.2-3.6) 0.01
sweets (%Energy) 1.7 (0.7-6.0) 2.2 (0.8-6.2) 0.09
olive oil (%Energy) 22.2 (16.3-26.9) 22.5(17.0-26.9) 0.50
high carbohydrate food groups** (%Energy) 3.5 ± 1.2 3.4 ± 1.2 0.10
  1. Data are presented as mean ± standard deviation or median and quartiles (25th - 75th).
  2. * P-values were derived through independent samples t-test for normally distributed variables and Mann-Whitney test for skewed.
  3. ** Legumes, pasta, potatoes, cereals