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Table 2 Canada's Food Guide servings and percentage of participants meeting minimum recommendations by vegetarian status and gender.

From: Diets and selected lifestyle practices of self-defined adult vegetarians from a population-based sample suggest they are more 'health conscious'

Food Group Servings (Mean ± SE) % Meeting Recommendation
  Non-vegetarian Vegetarian Non-vegetarian Vegetarian
Grain Products1     
   ♂ 7.7 ± 0.16 7.9 ± 0.81 70.5 67.7
   ♀ 5.0 ± 0.09 5.9 ± 0.31** 45.5 57.3*
Fruit and Vegetables1     
   ♂ 5.3 ± 0.13 7.3 ± 0.70** 45.5 64.5*
   ♀ 4.5 ± 0.12 5.6 ± 0.40** 34.0 40.0
Milk and Milk Products2     
   ♂ 1.7 ± 0.06 3.0 ± 0.29*** 33.5 67.7***
   ♀ 1.4 ± 0.04 1.5 ± 0.14 25.3 33.3
Meat and Alternatives3     
   ♂ 4.5 ± 0.12 1.9 ± 0.6*** 78.1 51.6***
   ♀ 2.7 ± 0.07 2.6 ± 0.24 57.8 45.3*
  1. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001
  2. 1 Minimum serving recommendation is 5 servings.
  3. 2 Minimum serving recommendation is 2 servings.
  4. 3 Minimum serving recommendation is 2 servings; servings calculated as 50 g equivalent
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