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Table 2 16 week dietary behaviour measures for the whole sample and by pre-pregnancy weight status [Mean ± s.d or percentage (count)]

From: An observational study of nutrition and physical activity behaviours, knowledge, and advice in pregnancy

  Whole sample (n=575) Healthy weight*^(n=382) Overweight+^(n=193) Difference
Total FFBQ scorea 3.2 ± 0.5 3.2 ± 0.5 3.2 ± 0.5 0.431
FFBQ fat subscale score 3.4 ± 0.5 3.4 ± 0.6 3.4 ± 0.5 0.565
FFBQ fibre subscale score 2.8 ± 0.6 2.9 ± 0.6 2.7 ± 0.6 0.009
Serves of fruit/day (4/day recommended) 2.0 ± 1.0 2.1 ± 1.0 1.8 ± 0.9 0.001
Serves of vegetables/day (5/day recommended) 2.3 ± 1.2 2.3 ± 1.2 2.3 ± 1.1 0.896
Usually/Always choose reduced fat milk 57 (329) 56 (215) 59 (114) 0.547
Usually/Always choose reduced fat cream including ice-cream 56 (322) 54 (206) 60 (116) 0.151
Usually/Always choose reduced fat cheeses 37 (214) 35 (133) 42 (81) 0.090
Take-away consumed once/week or more 29 (168) 25 (95) 37 (72) 0.002
Soft drink/cordial consumed once/week or more 47 (274) 43 (165) 55 (108) 0.005
High fat savoury biscuits consumed once/week or more 27 (155) 24 (91) 32 (63) 0.025
  1. *Healthy weight= pre-pregnancy Body Mass Index <25 kg/m2; +Overweight= pre-pregnancy Body Mass Index ≥25 kg/m2; ^measured height and self reported pre-pregnancy weight; FFBQ= Fat and Fibre Behaviour Questionnaire [18], ascore scale ranges from 1 lowest to 5 highest quality of intake.