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Table 2 Food Choices By Weight Status Among 1092 Metropolitan Transit Workers

From: Association between body weight, physical activity and food choices among metropolitan transit workers

   Body Mass Index Category
  Total < 25 >= 25 < 30 >= 30
Survey Data     
N 1092 132 343 617
Food Frequency (m (se) frequency – quantity sum across items)     
Fruit Vegetable (4 items) % 15.2 (.35) 14.1 (1.01) 15.8 (.62) 15.1 (.47)
Snack Sweets (9 items) & 21.6 (.72) 19.2 (2.09) 19.7 (1.29) 22.9 (.96)
Sweetened Beverages (2 items) $ 48.1 (1.65) 41.4 (4.78) 42.5 (2.94) 52.6A** (2.21)
Fast Food Restaurant (m(se)) (times per week during past month) 1.14 (.05) .97 (.13) 1.12 (.08) 1.18 (.06)
Garage Vending Machines (past month frequency of use; 3 or more times per week; %)     
   Snack food 31.7 24.9 25.9 37.0**
   Cold food 8.3 4.9 5.9 10.4**
   Hot beverage 32.0 32.6 31.6 31.8
   Cold beverage 33.6 26.8 25.8 39.5**
Dietary Recall Data     
N 160 19 45 96
(m (se))     
Energy (kcal/d) 2359 (76) 2736 (219) 2289 (143) 2291 (99)
Fat (%kcal/d) 35.5 (.69) 36.9 (1.9) 31.8 (1.3)A 36.4 (.9)**
Saturated Fat (%kcal/d) 12.2 (.34) 13.1 (1.0) 10.8 (.6) 12.4 (.4)
Fruit (svg/d)# 1.6 (.16) 1.6 (.48) 2.0 (.31) 1.5 (.22)
Vegetables/no potatoes# 2.5 (.24) 1.9 (.70) 2.6 (.45) 2.6 (.31)
Meets Fruit/Vegetable Recommendation 5 Servings/Day (%) 42.9 33.5 42.1 45.3
Alcohol (svg/d)# .45 (.11) .20 (.33) .77 (.21) .34 (.15)
Milk, High fat (svg/d)# .50 (.07) 1.09A (.20) .28 (.13) .48 (.09)**
Milk, Low fat (svg/d)# .46 (.08) .12 (.24) .37 (.15) .57 (.10)
Snack foods (svg/d)# .83 (.10) .82 (.28) .81 (.18) .84 (.13)
Sweet foods (svg/d)# 1.7 (.18) 1.5 (.53) 1.7 (.34) 1.7 (.24)
Sugar Sweetened Beverages# (svg/d) 1.1 (.12) 1.6 (.36) 1.1 (.23) .91 (.16)
  1. Note. Means adjusted for age, gender, race, income, education and marital status.
  2. ***p < .001 **p < .01 *p < .05 Different superscripts indicate significantly different means by post hoc comparison p < .05.
  3. m = mean. se = standard error.
  4. #Adjusted for above variables plus total energy.
  5. Svg = servings. d = day.
  6. % Fruit, fruit juice, salad, fried potatoes.
  7. & Chips, popcorn, pretzels, ice cream, cookies, pastry, muffins, chocolate candy, other candy.
  8. $ Sugar sweetened soft drinks, fruit drinks