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Table 4 Dietary intake of READI participants at baseline, and AGHE recommended serves per day

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

 AGHE recommended serves per dayAustralian population data intake (women aged 19 – 50 yrs)READI Cohort
(n = 837)
Vegetables (serves per day), mean52.5c2.82
Meets vegetable guidelines, %10c6.6
Fruit intake (serves per day), mean21.8c1.64
Meets fruit guidelines, %55c51.3
Grains intake (serves per day), mean63.8d3.12
Meets grains guidelines, %8.5d3.3
Lean meats intake (serves per day), mean2.51.6d1.51
Meets lean meats guidelines, %5.3d6.8
Dairy intake (serves per day), mean2.51.3d1.40
Meets dairy guidelines, %6.0d9.7
Discretionary items (serves per day), meanf≤ 2.53.2e0.85
Sugars (serves per day), mean0.51
Meets discretionary itemsb, %96.8
Meets sugarsb, %92.4
Meets alcohol guidelinesb, %≤ 290.7c84.6
  1. a Meets guidelines – achieves the maximum DGI score for that dietary component
  2. b Indicates the proportion of individuals who did not exceed the recommended serves / day
  3. c National Health Survey: First Results [44]
  4. d Australian Health Survey: Consumption of food groups from the Australian Dietary Guidelines [45]
  5. e Presented as median. Mishra et al., 2014 [46]
  6. f READI women are shown to be consuming fewer discretionary items than population figures. This may be related to the fact that the Australian Health Survey data included added sugars and alcohol within the discretionary item category, which was not the case for this study