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Table 3 Daily intakes by median, median E % and quartiles (P25, 75), n = 49

From: Validation of repeated self-reported n-3 PUFA intake using serum phospholipid fatty acids as a biomarker in breast cancer patients during treatment

Dietary intake PFD FFQ
Time 0 Time 6 Time 12 Time 0 Time 12
E% Median P25, 75 E% Median P25, 75 E% Median P25, 75 E% Median P25, 75 E% Median P25, 75
Energy, kJ   7557 6468–8834   6937 6119–8586   7419 6502–8071   8345* 7123–10,393   8254 6746–9656
Carbohydrate, g 37 160 143–184 40 165 129–194 39 170 136–192 40* 197* 157–249 40 196 155–228
 Sugar, g 7 28 19–41 5 25 14–45 6 25* 15–34 4* 20* 16–37 4 16†§ 9–31
 Fibre, g   19 14–23   18 13–22   18 15–23   27* 20–31   27 20–33
Protein, g 17 74 64–85 17 72 62–88 17 73 64–84 18 84* 70–106 17 79 68–103
Alcohol, g 4 10 6–18 4 9 3–16 5 14 4–20 3 11 6–18 3 7†§ 3–15
Fat, g 39 77 68–94 36 70* 58–81 36 74 60–89 35* 82 64–100 35 76 58–99
 SFA, g 15 30 24–36 14 27* 21–31 14 28 22–34 12* 28 23–35 12 27 19–33
 PUFA, g 6 12 10–14 6 11 9–13 6 11 10–13 6 13* 11–18 6 13 11–17
 Total n-6, g 4 9 7–11 4 8* 6–10 4 8 7–10 4 9* 7–13 4 9 7–12
 Total n-3, mg 1.3 3007 2309–3801 1.3 2941 1750–3368 1.3 2643 1713–4104 1.6* 3499* 2732–4841 1.5 3544 2499–4669
 EPA, mg   372 160–605   358 148–519   403 171–605   472* 314–743   470 318–645
 DHA, mg   596 300–924   567 260–843   636 258–927   748* 500–1116   689 478–1006
Fish, fish products, g   73 34–106   79 39–116   67 27–104   77 53–113   79 49–100
 Fatty fish, g   21 4–42   16 4–37   26 4–46   21 13–40   20 13–30
Supplements, n (%)   30 (61)    26 (53)    29 (59)    34 (69)    30 (61)  
 With n-3, n (%)   24 (49)    18 (37)    22 (45)    29 (59)    23 (47)  
 Total n-3, mg   628 356–1042   997 503–1215   595 300–1215   606 224–1368   619 417–1711
 EPA, mg   163 76–198   180 121–202   133 92–198   124 54–3411   157 124–279
 DHA, mg   224 104–273   247 166–277   183 124–273   170 75–470   216 170–384
  1. E% Energy percent, PFD pre-coded food diary, FFQ food frequency questionnaire
  2. time 0: around surgery (FFQ: presurgery, PFD: postsurgery), time 6: 6 months postsurgery, time 12: 12 months postsurgery
  3. EPA (20:5n-3), DHA (22:6n-3)
  4. within group taking n-3 supplements
  5. * Significantly different from PFD time 0. The significance level is 0.05
  6. Significantly different from PFD time 6. The significance level is 0.05
  7. Significantly different from PFD time 12. The significance level is 0.05
  8. § Significantly different from FFQ time 0. The significance level is 0.05