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Table 4 Physiological measures of avocado consumers and non-consumers 1

From: Avocado consumption is associated with better diet quality and nutrient intake, and lower metabolic syndrome risk in US adults: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001–2008

Indices Consumer Non-consumer p-value
Body weight (kg) 78 ± 1.12 81.4 ± 0.3 <0.01
BMI (kg/m2) 26.7 ± 0.4 28.4 ± 0.1 <0.0001
Waist circumference (cm) 93.2 ± 0.8 97.2 ± 0.2 <0.0001
HDL-cholesterol (mg/d) 55.0 ± 0.8 52.6 ± 0.2 <0.01
  1. 1Data Source: NHANES 2001–2008, n = 17,567; analyses adjusted for complex sample design and using sample weights with age, gender, ethnicity, poverty income ratio, self-reported physical activity level, smoking status, alcohol intake, and body mass index (for HDL-cholesterol only).
  2. 2Least square mean ± standard error of the mean.