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Table 4 Food groups consumption across the tertiles of dietary diversity score in women

From: Depression is related to dietary diversity score in women: a cross-sectional study from a developing country

Food groups Dietary diversity score Total
n (%)
df a p valueb
Tertile 1
(score: 1–4)
n (%)
Tertile 2
(score: 5)
n (%)
Tertile 3
(score: 6–7)
n (%)
Cereals and white roots 170 (47.2) 120 (33.3) 70 (19.4) 360 (100) 2 0.06
Milk and dairy products 103 (36.8) 111 (39.6) 66 (23.6) 280 (100) 2 < 0.001
Vitamin A-rich vegetables and fruits 4 (9.8) 17 (41.5) 20 (48.8) 41 (100) 2 < 0.001
Green leafy vegetables 20 (15.5) 50 (38.8) 59 (45.7) 129 (100) 2 < 0.001
Other vegetables and fruits 153 (45.8) 114 (34.1) 67 (20.1) 334 (100) 2 0.1
Meat, fish and seafood 118 (41.3) 105 (36.7) 63 (22) 286 (100) 2 < 0.001
Organ meat 5 (33.3) 4 (26.7) 6 (40) 15 (100) 2 0.1
Eggs 14 (20.3) 25 (36.2) 30 (43.5) 69 (100) 2 < 0.001
Nut, seeds and legumes 43 (28.3) 54 (35.5) 55 (36.2) 152 (100) 2 < 0.001
  1. The numbers represent subjects with consumption of at least 0.5 serving of each food group
  2. aBetween groups df
  3. b p value is for X 2 test, p < 0.05 is statistically significant