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Table 3 Habitual consumption (mean and 95% CI) of major food groups (g/day) in 15 to 64-years old Belgian population, 2004 versus 2014-2015

From: Habitual food consumption of the Belgian population in 2014-2015 and adherence to food-based dietary guidelines

  Mean (95% CI) % below recommendation (95% CI) Mean (95% CI) % below recommendation (95% CI)
Year
Food group 2004 2014-2015
Water and sugar-free drinksa 1180 (1140-1244) 75 (70-77) 1289 (1249-1329) 68 (65-71)
Bread and cerealsa 173 (167-179) 71 (68-74) 142 (136-148) 86 (83-89)
Potatoes, rice and pastaa 149 (143-157) 92 (88-94) 142 (135-149) 90 (88-94)
Vegetablesa 167 (160-178) 95 (92-96) 157 (149-164) 96 (94-98)
Fruit (including fruit juices and olives)a 185 (169-192) 77 (74-82) 170 (160-182) 80 (76-83)
  Fruit (excluding fruit juices and olives)a 113 (106-120) 95 (93-96) 108 (103-119) 94 (90-95)
Dairy products and calcium enriched soya productsa 154 (143-166) 98 (97-99) 139 (132-150) 99 (98-99)
Cheeseb 30 (28-32) 39 (41-49) 32 (30-34) 35 (32-40)
Meat, fish, eggs and substitutesa 159 (152-163) 15 (13-19) 149 (146-157) 17 (12-19)
  Red meat 34 (31-37) - 25 (22-27) -
  White meat 19 (17-21) - 23 (21-25) -
  Processed meat 64 (60-67) - 68 (64-72) -
Spreadable and cooking fatb 27 (26-29) 96 (95-97) 19 (19-21) 100 (99-100)
Nutrient-poor foods (kcal/day)b 730 (720-781) 6 (3-6) 674 (687-740) 7 (4-7)
  1. a% below the cut-off point value: based on a recommendation defined as “a minimum amount to reach” and to be understood as a % not meeting the recommendations
  2. b% below the cut-off point value: based on a recommendation defined as a “a maximum amount not to exceed” and to be understood as a % meeting the recommendations
  3. Source: [4]