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Table 2 Maternal postpartum dietary patterns

From: Maternal dietary intake and physical activity habits during the postpartum period: associations with clinician advice in a sample of Australian first time mothers

  n (%)
Daily fruit intake (n=442)   
Zero or less than one serve 75 17.0
1 serve 123 27.8
2 serves 164 37.1
3 serves 66 14.9
4-6 serves 14 3.2
Fruit intake meeting recommendationsb   
 Yes 245 55.4
 No 197 44.6
Daily vegetable intake (n=442)   
1 serve or less 79 17.8
2 serves 120 27.1
3 serves 147 33.3
4 serves 58 13.1
5 serves 26 5.9
6-7 serves 12 2.7
Vegetable intake meeting recommendationsb   
 Yes 38 8.6
 No 404 91.4
Combined fruit and vegetable intake meeting recommendations   
 Yes 32 7.2
 No 410 92.8
Daily soft drink intake (n=442)   
None 146 33.0
Less than one glass 236 53.4
1 glass or more 60 13.7
  Mean ± SD Range
Non core snack food intake score total (DEF)a (n=442) 1.39±1.18 0.02-10.85
 Chocolate or confectionary containing chocolate 0.42±0.47 0.00-3.00
 Confectionary 0.21±0.33 0.00-3.00
 Ice cream 0.18±0.23 0.00-2.00
 Cakes or sweet pastries 0.19±0.21 0.00-2.00
 Sweet biscuits 0.28±0.36 0.00-3.00
 Corn chips, potato crisps 0.10±0.13 0.00-1.00
  1. aDaily Equivalent Frequency
  2. bFruit recommendations based on 2 serves / day and vegetable recommendations based on 5 serves / day