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Table 2 Distribution (mean (SD)) of HEI-2015 scores and total energy across fall and winter seasons, and pre- and during COVID-19 pandemica

From: Daily food insecurity is associated with diet quality, but not energy intake, in winter and during COVID-19, among low-income adults

  All By season By COVID period
Fall Winter P-value Before Covid-19 During Covid-19 P-value
N of person-days 324 178 146   214 110  
Total energy, kcal 1604.2 (639.4) 1663.1 (676.5) 1532.4 (585.2) 0.09 1637.3 (618.0) 1539.8 (677.3) 0.05
HEI, score 45.3 (13.5) 44.8 (13.7) 45.9 (13.3) 0.35 46.6 (14.7) 42.8 (10.6) 0.01
  1. aBetween-group differences in HEI score and total energy intake were tested by Wilcoxon Mann–Whitney nonparametric test because they were not normally distributed