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Table 3 Selected nutrient intakes by marital status

From: Impact of singlehood during pregnancy on dietary intake and birth outcomes- a study in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study

  Married/cohabiting (M/C) n = 61,646 Singles living alone (SA) n = 909 SA vs M/C* Singles living with parents (SP) n = 218 SP vs M/C* SA vs SP*
  Median P5 P95 Median P5 P95 p-value Median P5 P95 p-value p-value
Energy, MJ 9.4 6.1 14.6 9.7 5.8 15.9 0.002 10.1 5.6 16.6 <0.001 0.081
Protein energy % 15.4 12.1 19.0 15.1 11.3 19.1 <0.001 14.7 10.9 19.3 <0.001 0.002
Fat energy % 30.3 23.2 37.9 30.5 22.9 39.7 0.147 31.0 21.5 37.5 0.987 0.477
Carbohydrate energy % 53.8 46.3 61.8 53.9 44.5 63.1 0.707 54.1 46.8 64.0 0.143 0.145
Added sugar energy % 9.8 4.2 19.7 10.1 4.1 23.7 0.002 12.1 4.4 27.7 <0.001 0.001
Saturated fat g/10 MJ 31.4 23.0 41.2 32.2 22.8 43.0 <0.001 31.7 22.3 43.2 0.182 0.682
Fibre, g/10 MJ 31.3 21.1 47.7 30.1 18.3 45.9 <0.001 27.5 14.1 39.6 <0.001 <0.001
Vitamin D from food, μg/10 MJ 3.3 1.1 6.7 3.3 1.1 7.2 0.687 3.2 0.8 7.8 0.421 0.367
Total Vitamin D, μg/d 7.9 1.8 30.5 8.1 1.5 32.6 0.783 7.1 1.2 3.19 0.039 0.061
Folate food, μg/10 MJ 277 190 412 276 178 423 0.148 263 162 391 <0.001 0.011
Total folate, μg/d 445 174 988 426 151 1010 0.023 338 142 926 <0.001 0.001
n-3 from supplements, g/day 0.40 0.06 2.40 0.60 0.08 2.94 <0.001 0.41 0.05 2.79 0.869 0.109
Calcium, g/10 MJ 1.05 0.63 1.63 1.04 0.60 1.72 0.847 1.00 0.55 1.92 0.184 0.303
Magnesium, mg/10 MJ 413 326 512 410 303 530 0.124 388 301 495 0.001 <0 · 001
  1. Energy %, percentage of energy contributed by nutrient.
  2. P5, 5th percentile; P95, 95th percentile.
  3. *Mann–Whitney U test.
  4. Including supplements.
  5. Intake in supplements users only.