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Table 1 Survey questions and response options for each food group

From: Adherence to the Australian dietary guidelines and development of depressive symptoms at 5 years follow-up amongst women in the READI cohort study

Food GroupSurvey QuestionNumber of response optionsResponse options
VegetablesAbout how many serves of vegetables do you usually eat per day?8“I don’t eat vegetables” to “6 serves or more/day”
About how many serves of potatoes do you usually eat per week?8“I don’t eat potatoes” to “6 serves or more/week”
FruitAbout how many serves of fruit do you usually eat per day?8“I don’t eat fruit” to “6 serves or more/day”
Grain (cereal) foods (bread; pasta, rice, noodles; breakfast cereal)About how many slices of bread do you usually eat per day?8“I don’t eat bread” to “8 slices or more/day”
In the past month, about how often have you had the following?9“Never or less than once/month” to “6 or more times a day”
Meat and alternatives (red meat; chicken; fish; dried beans/peas; eggs; nuts)In the past month, about how often have you had the following?9“Never or less than once/month” to “6 or more times a day”
Dairy (cheese; yoghurt; milk; flavoured milk)In the past month, about how often have you had the following?9“Never or less than once/month” to “6 or more times a day”
About how many serves of plain milk in total do you usually drink each day?9“I don’t drink plain milk” to “10 or more serves/day”
About how much flavoured milk in total do you usually drink each day?9“I don’t drink flavoured milk” to “10 or more serves/day”
Discretionary foods (hot chips; potato crisps, salty snacks; cake doughnuts, sweet biscuits; pies, pastries, sausage rolls; fast foods; pizza; meat products)About how many serves of hot chips, French fries, wedges or fried potatoes do you usually eat per week?8“I don’t eat chips” to “6 serves or more/week”
In the past month, about how often have you had the following?9“Never or less than once/month” to “6 or more times a day”
Added sugars (chocolate, lollies; soft drink; fruit juice)In the past month, about how often have you had the following?9“Never or less than once/month” to “6 or more times a day”
About how much soft drink do you usually drink each day?9“I don’t drink soft drink” to “10 or more serves/day”
About how much fruit juice do you usually drink each day?9“I don’t fruit juice” to “10 or more serves/day”
AlcoholOn days when you were drinking alcohol, about how many glasses of beer, wine and/or spirits altogether did you usually drink?11“I don’t drink alcohol” to “10 or more glasses/day”