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Table 4 Dietary intakes of the control and education group, pre- and post-education

From: A priority oriented nutrition education program to improve nutritional and cardiometabolic status in the workplace: a randomized field trial

FoodBeforeP valuebAfterP valuea
EducationControlEducationControl
Sweets and pastries2 or more per day3 (6.97)3 (6.12)0.9193 (6.97)1 (2)<0.005
Once a day2 (4.65)2 (4.80) 3 (6.97)1 (2) 
Several time per week9 (20.93)15 (30.61) 10 (23.2)10 (20.4) 
1-4 times per month12 (7.90)10 (20.40) 14 (5.32)19 (44.1) 
Control      0.05
Education      0.823
Soft drinks2 or more per day4 (9.30)2 (4.08)0.9802 (4.65)0<0.005
Once a day9 (20.93)5 (10.20) 2 (4.65)0 
Several time per week12 (7.90)17 (34.69) 16 (7.20)13 (26.53) 
1-4 times per month13 (30.23)12 (24.48) 12 (7.90)18 (36.73) 
Control      0.005
Education      0.662
Cake and cookie snacks2 or more per day3 (7)4 (8.16)0.2595 (8.3)10 (17.6)0.147
Once a day4 (9.3)11 (22.44) 7 (16.27)5 (10.2) 
Several time per week18 (41.7)14 (28.6) 12 (20)35 (61.4) 
1-4 times per month10 (23.25)15 (30.6) 25 (41.7)10 (17.6) 
Control      0.021
Education      0.575
Olive oil2 or more per day4 (9.30)1 (2)0.0184 (9.30)3 (6.12)<0.005
Once a day12 (27.9)7 (14.3) 7 (16.27)9 (18.36) 
Several time per week10 (23.2)14 (28.6) 19 (44)18 (36.73) 
1-4 times per month9 (20.93)17 (34.7) 8 (18.60)10 (20.40) 
Control      0.150
Education      0.209
Sugars2 or more per day13 (30.2)23 (46.93)0.02613 (30.2)13 (26.53)<0.005
 Once a day6 (13.95)8 (16.32) 8 (18.60)13 (26.53) 
 Several time per week12 (27.9)9 (18.36) 7 (16.27)9 (18.36) 
 1-4 times per month4 (9.30)7 (14.3) 5 (11.62)7 (14.23) 
Control      0.024
Education      0.823
  1. All tests were conducted at a significant level of 5%
  2. aBased on independent t-Test
  3. bBased on paired t-test