Skip to main content


Table 3 The correlations between age and food intake frequency

From: Deterioration of traditional dietary custom increases the risk of lifestyle-related diseases in young male Africans

  r P value
Carrot (in salad) -0.206 <0.05
Irish potato (chips) -0.203 <0.05
Beef -0.251 <0.05
Donut -0.282 <0.01
Ice cream -0.246 <0.05
Coconut milk -0.226 <0.05
Canned juice 0.247 <0.05
Salt 0.236 <0.05
  1. The correlations between age and eating frequencies of 38 items were investigated; Donut, Rice cake, Biscuit, Cake, Spinach, Cow pea leaves, Eggplant, Cassava leaves, Cabbage, Chinese cabbage, Pumpkin, Tomato (in salad), Tomato (not in salad), Carrot (in salad), Carrot (not in salad), Beef, Goat, Pork, Liver, Chicken, Fried fish, Fresh fish, Sardines/Dagaa, Dried fish, Eggs, Margarine on bread, Soda, Ice cream, Local brew, Beer, Soya drink, Canned juice, Irish potato(chips), Coconut milk, Vegetable oil, Palm oil, Sugar, Salt. Only significant data are shown (P < 0.05).