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Table 1 Intake of tubers in Brazil according to regional and sociodemographic characteristics

From: Impact of sociodemographic factors on the consumption of tubers in Brazil

Regions Number of Tuber Consumers Intake by Tuber Consumers (g/day) Prevalence of tuber consumers (%)
Median Mean SD
All Brazil 18,901 78 101 102 54.7
Female 10,070 72 95b 93 54.7
Male 8831 80 108a 110 54.7
10–12 years 1182 66 91b 103 54.1
13–18 years 2415 72 97b 107 50.7
19–34 years 6073 80 104b 103 54.2
35–49 years 4646 80 103b 100 57.1
50–65 years 3045 75 104b 103 56.8
66+ years 1540 80 100b 93 52.2
Rural 4807 95 122a 127 58.1
Urban 14,094 74 95b 95 54
Income - 1st quintilea 3251 80 104a 110 51.7
Income - 2nd quintilea 3537 80 107a 112 51.1
Income - 3rd quintilea 3905 80 100a 97 52.8
Income - 4th quintilea 4087 80 105a 110 55.9
Income - 5th quintilea 4121 71 93a 87 59
North 3404 80 107b 115 73.1
Rural 1137 102 149a 154 80.3
Urban 2267 71 93b 87 70.4
Northeast 6872 70 99b 107 54.6
Rural 1737 80 116a 130 57.7
Urban 5135 66 95b 95 53.4
Southeast 3889 80 103b 93 51.4
Rural 754 95 115a 100 48.2
Urban 3135 80 96b 92 51.7
South 2332 88 112b 105 55.8
Rural 602 102 132a 112 60.5
Urban 1730 84 104b 103 54.9
Central-West 2404 53 91b 103 54.3
Rural 577 80 115a 121 46.1
Urban 1827 51 85b 101 55.4
  1. Means were adjusted for age, gender, region, rural/urban area, and income. Means that do not share the same letter are significantly different (p < 0.05) to each other; SE: standard deviation; a Household monthly income (R$)