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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the full sample versus participants with 2 and 3 food diaries

From: Food group intake patterns and nutrient intake vary across low-income Hispanic and African American preschool children in Atlanta: a cross sectional study

  Full sample Participants with at least 2 food fiaries Participants with 3 food fiaries
  Hispanic African American Total Hispanic African American Total Hispanic African American Total
Male 60* (42.6%) 85 (56.7%) 145 (49.8%) 17* (39.5%) 39 (59.1%) 56 (51.4%) 16* (38.1%) 38 (60.3%) 54 (51.4%)
< 3 years 78* (55.3%) 115 (76.7%) 193 (67.4%) 22* (51.2%) 51 (77.3%) 76 (67.0%) 21* (50%) 48 (76.2%) 69 (65.7%)
Obese 30* (21.3%) 21 (14.0%) 51 (17.5%) 9 (20.9%) 8 (12.1%) 17 (15.6%) 9 (21.4%) 7 (11.1%) 16 (15.2%)
WIC Enrolled 103 (73.0%) 106 (70.7%) 209 (71.8%) 32 (75.0%) 47 (71.2%) 79 (72.5%) 32 (76.2%) 45 (71.4%) 77 (73.3%)
High caloric intake NA NA NA 20* (46.51%) 48 (72.7%) 68 (62.4%) 20* (47.6%) 46 (73.0%) 66 (62.9%)
TOTAL 141 (48.1%) 150 (51.4%) 291 (100%) 43 (39.4%) 66 (60.6 %) 109 (100%) 42 (40.0%) 63 (60.0%) 105 (100%)
  1. *Difference across ethnicities p < 0.05.
  2. High caloric intake was defined as being higher than the DRI (EER) for the specific age and sex.
  3. NOTE: No significant differences were found among any of the categories when comparing the samples of 2 food diaries and 3 food diaries to the full sample.