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Table 2 Dietary data for the study group

From: Validation of the MEDFICTS dietary questionnaire: A clinical tool to assess adherence to American Heart Association dietary fat intake guidelines

Dietary Data Male (N = 131) Female (N = 33) Total (N = 164)
MEDFICTS Data:    
   Diet Group Distribution (%)*    
High fat diet 19.8 9.1 17.7
Step 1 diet 44.3 39.4 43.3
Step 2 diet 35.9 51.5 39.0
   Total MEDFICTS Score 49 ± 27** 41 ± 27 48 ± 27
Block Dietary Data:    
   Total Calories 1576 ± 674 1321 ± 530 1525 ± 654
   % fat 35.8 ± 14.0 34.4 ± 1.0 35.5 ± 13.0
   % saturated fat 12.7 ± 0.4 12.2 ± 0.4 12.6 ± 0.4
   Cholesterol (mg/dl) 283 ± 311 201 ± 98 267 ± 283
  1. * MEDFICTS Diet Groups: High fat diet group: MEDFICTS score >70 Step 1 diet group: MEDFICTS score: 40–70 <30% fat, <10% saturated fat, <300 mg/dl cholesterol Step 2 diet group: MEDFICTS score <40 <30% fat, <7% saturated fat, <200 mg/dl cholesterol Data shown are means ± standard deviations.