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Table 1 Differences in the proportions of food groups advertised in weekly supermarket sales circulars by season 1

From: Foods advertised in US weekly supermarket sales circulars over one year: a content analysis

  Season  
  Winter Spring Summer Fall  
  n = 2 006 n = 2 622 n = 2 154 n = 2 427  
MyPlate major food groups and subgroups n % n % n % n % p-value
Grains 388 19.3ac 427 16.3b 360 16.7ab 481 19.8c < 0.001
Without added sugar 224 11.2ac 233 8.9b 205 9.5ab 298 12.2c <0.001
With added sugar 164 8.2 194 7.4 155 7.2 183 7.5 0.67
Vegetables 156 7.8 227 8.7 171 7.9 214 8.8 0.50
Other vegetables 65 3.2 114 4.4 85 4.0 85 3.5 0.20
Red & orange 40 2.0 47 1.8 48 2.2 63 2.6 0.25
Potatoes 34 1.7 40 1.5 29 1.4 54 2.2 0.12
Dark green 17 0.9 26 1.0 9 0.4 12 0.5 0.05
Fruits 144 7.2 177 6.8 150 7.0 160 6.6 0.88
Fruit 94 4.7 126 4.8 115 5.3 107 4.4 0.53
100% fruit juice 50 2.5 51 2.0 35 1.6 53 2.2 0.23
Oils 9 0.5 13 0.5 7 0.3 21 0.9 0.08
Dairy 218 10.9 257 9.8 242 11.2 245 10.1 0.35
Cheese 125 6.2 143 5.5 134 6.2 125 5.2 0.29
Milk-based desserts 44 2.2 76 2.9 72 3.3 62 2.6 0.13
Fluid milk 31 1.6 21 0.8 16 0.7 34 1.4 0.02
Yogurt 18 0.9 17 0.7 20 0.9 24 1.0 0.55
Protein Foods 525 26.2 657 25.1 557 25.9 560 23.1 0.66
Meat & poultry 391 19.5ab 513 19.6ab 457 21.2a 433 17.8b 0.04
Seafood 97 4.8 85 3.2a 50 2.3a 70 2.9a < 0.001
Nuts and seeds 20 1.0 30 1.1 23 1.1 36 1.5 0.45
Beans & peas 10 0.5 18 0.7 16 0.7 13 0.5 0.69
Eggs 7 0.4 11 0.4 11 0.5 8 0.3 0.78
Water 21 1.0 30 1.1 20 0.9 23 1.0 0.87
Empty calories 300 15.0 408 15.6 376 17.5 388 16.0 0.15
Added sugars 182 9.1 253 9.7 242 11.2 252 10.4 0.10
Solid fats 118 5.9 155 5.9 134 6.2 136 5.6 0.85
Other2 245 12.2a 426 16.3b 271 12.6a 335 13.8ab < 0.001
  1. 1Values with the same superscript letters are not significantly different from each other.
  2. 2Includes combination foods; not enough detail available to separate out into groups.