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Table 4 Level of food intake among leprosy patients, according to food group

From: Correlation between therapy and lipid profile of leprosy patients: is there a higher risk for developing cardiovascular diseases after treatment?

Food groups Intake level p
Low Intermediate High
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Meat and eggs 84 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) Na
 Beef 59 (70.2) 22 (26.2) 3 (3.6) < 0.0001a
 Chicken 78 (92.9) 6 (7.1) 0 (0.0) < 0.0001b
 Pork 84 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) Na
 Fish 77 (91.7) 7 (8.3) 0 (0.0) < 0.0001b
 Game meat 84 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) Na
 Ox heart 84 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) Na
 Bull tongue 84 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) Na
 Bull liver 84 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) Na
 Shellfish 83 (98.8) 1 (1.2) 0 (0.0) < 0.0001b
 Eggs 69 (82.1) 11 (13.1) 4 (4.8) < 0.0001a
 Beef jerky 44 (52.4) 22 (26.2) 18 (21.4) 0.0009a
 Sausage/Salami 79 (94.0) 2 (2.4) 3 (3.6) < 0.0001a
 Sausage 84 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) Na
 Ham 81 (96.4) 1 (1.2) 2 (2.4) < 0.0001a
 Bologna 83 (98.8) 1 (1.2) 0 (0.0) < 0.0001b
 Corned beef 83 (98.8) 1 (1.2) 0 (0.0) < 0.0001b
 Canned sardines 83 (98.8) 1 (1.2) 0 (0.0) < 0.0001b
Milk and milk products 83 (98.8) 1 (1.2) 0 (0.0) < 0.0001b
 Whole milk 21 (25.0) 3 (3.6) 60 (71.4) < 0.0001a
 Full fat yoghurt 79 (94.0) 2 (2.4) 3 (3.6) < 0.0001a
 Skimmed milk 79 (94.0) 1 (1.2) 4 (4.8) < 0.0001a
 Semi-skimmed milk 84 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) Na
 Low-fat yoghurt 84 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) Na
 Cottage cheese 83 (98.8) 1 (1.2) 0 (0.0) < 0.0001a
 Yellow cheese 78 (92.9) 5 (6.0) 1 (1.2) < 0.0001a
 White cheese 83 (98.8) 1 (1.2) 0 (0.0) < 0.0001b
Legumes 83 (98.8) 1 (1.2) 0 (0.0) < 0.0001b
 Bean 26 (31.0) 14 (16.7) 44 (52.4) 0.0003a
 Soy 84 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) Na
 Chickpea 84 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) Na
 Pea 83 (98.8) 1 (1.2) 0 (0.0) < 0.0001b
 Lentils 84 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) Na
Lettuce 68 (81.0) 14 (16.7) 2 (2.4) < 0.0001a
 Raw salad 75 (89.3) 8 (9.5) 1 (1.2) < 0.0001a
 Cooked salad 68 (81.0) 14 (16.7) 2 (2.4) < 0.0001a
Oils 83 (98.8) 1 (1.2) 0 (0.0) < 0.0001b
 Coconut 80 (95.2) 3 (3.6) 1 (1.2) < 0.0001a
 Brazil nut 83 (98.8) 1 (1.2) 0 (0.0) < 0.0001b
 Cashew nut 84 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) Na
 Peanut 84 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) Na
 Walnuts 84 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) Na
Fruits 73 (86.9) 11 (13.1) 0 (0.0) < 0.0001b
 Avocado 81 (96.4) 3 (3.6) 0 (0.0) < 0.0001b
 Muruci 83 (98.8) 1 (1.2) 0 (0.0) < 0.0001b
 Açaí 48 (57.1) 19 (22.6) 17 (20.2) < 0.0001a
Fried foods and snacks 83 (98.8) 1 (1.2) 0 (0.0) < 0.0001b
 Salted 78 (92.9) 6 (7.1) 0 (0.0) < 0.0001b
 Fried preparations 77 (91.7) 6 (7.1) 1 (1.2) < 0.0001a
 Pizza 83 (98.8) 1 (1.2) 0 (0.0) < 0.0001b
 Sandwich 81 (96.4) 3 (3.6) 0 (0.0) < 0.0001b
 Snacks 84 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) Na
 Ice cream 83 (98.8) 1 (1.2) 0 (0.0) < 0.0001b
  1. Na not applicable
  2. aChi-square test
  3. bchi-square test with Yates correction
  4. (P < 0.05)