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Table 4 Consumption frequencies (days/week) of fat index and sugar index and food items included within 1

From: Effects of a healthy food supply intervention in a military setting: positive changes in cereal, fat and sugar containing foods

   T0 T1 T2
mean SD mean SD mean SD
Fat Index Contol 0.86 0.67 0.68* 0.63 0.79† 0.79
  Intervention 1.00 0.72 0.55* 0.52 0.69*† 0.78
  Difference (p) 0.016   0.007   0.133  
French fries Contol 1.06 1.20 0.61* 0.92 0.84*† 1.02
  Intervention 1.25 1.17 0.53* 0.89 0.71*† 1.05
  Difference (p) 0.064   0.315   0.123  
Potato chips Contol 0.83 1.01 1.11* 1.16 0.85† 1.07
  Intervention 0.77 0.90 0.74 0.93 0.81 1.05
  Difference (p) 0.475   <0.001   0.716  
Pizza and kebab Contol 1.09 1.11 0.81* 0.97 1.02† 1.14
  Intervention 1.29 1.17 0.74* 0.95 0.85* 1.04
  Difference (p) 0.036   0.338   0.052  
Hamburgers and hot dogs Contol 0.95 1.06 0.55* 0.85 0.72*† 0.99
  Intervention 1.01 1.15 0.46* 0.73 0.59*† 0.99
  Difference (p) 0.520   0.183   0.158  
Meat pies and pastries Contol 0.41 0.80 0.34 0.77 0.54† 0.91
  Intervention 0.74 1.03 0.29* 0.60 0.51*† 0.94
  Difference (p) <0.001   0.387   0.729  
Sugar Index Control 1.42 0.88 1.89* 0.95 1.61*† 0.84
  Intervention 1.37 0.83 1.75* 0.90 1.61*† 0.93
  Difference (p) 0.483   0.082   0.968  
Sugar-sweetened soft drinks Control 2.61 1.96 3.05* 1.93 2.6† 1.74
  Intervention 2.80 2.07 2.73 1.86 2.54*† 1.92
  Difference (p) 0.274   0.048   0.678  
Sweet pastries Control 1.66 1.66 1.97* 1.39 1.98* 1.38
  Intervention 1.37 1.5 1.65* 1.38 2.03*† 1.55
  Difference (p) 0.028   0.006   0.711  
Desserts Control 0.64 1.08 2.02* 1.22 1.81*† 1.3
  Intervention 0.77 1.03 1.58* 1.20 1.74*† 1.33
  Difference (p) 0.139   <0.001   0.558  
Sweets Control 1.69 1.54 2.61* 1.77 2.03*† 1.48
  Intervention 1.64 1.47 2.61* 1.79 2.11*† 1.59
  Difference (p) 0.716   0.982   0.536  
Chocolate Control 1.17 1.44 1.81* 1.63 1.47*† 1.3
  Intervention 1.09 1.28 1.77* 1.62 1.4*† 1.47
  Difference (p) 0.495   0.793   0.572  
  1. 1 At baseline (T0), 8 weeks of military service (T1) and 6 months of military service (T2) in the control and intervention groups (n = 604).
  2. * Mean value significantly different from that at baseline (T0, p < 0.05).
  3. † Mean value significantly different from that at 8 weeks (T1, p < 0.05).
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