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Table 4 The percentages of the studied 6-year-old children in the reference ranges for macronutrient intake

From: Dietary intake in 6-year-old children from southern Poland: part 1 - energy and macronutrient intakes

Nutrient Girls (n = 64) Boys (n = 56) All children (n = 120) P
% % %  
Total protein (% of energy)     
Below the recommendations 0.0 3.6 1.7 0.309
Within the recommendations 84.4 80.4 82.5
Above the recommendations 15.6 16.1 15.8
Total fat (% of energy)     
Within the recommendations 26.6 23.2 25.0 0.673
Above the recommendations 73.4 76.8 75.0
Saturated fatty acids (% of energy)     
Within the recommendations 3.1 0.0 1.7 0.182
Above the recommendations 96.9 100.0 98.3
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (% of energy)     
Below the recommendations 93.8 96.4 95.0  
Within the recommendations 4.7 3.6 4.2 0.611
Above the recommendations 1.6 0.0 0.8  
Monounsaturated fatty acids (% of energy)     
Below the recommendations 7.8 5.4 6.7 0.591
Within the recommendations 92.2 94.6 93.3
Cholesterol (mg)     
Within the recommendations 71.9 71.4 71.7 0.957
Above the recommendations 28.1 28.6 28.3
Available carbohydrates (% of energy)     
Below the recommendations 60.9 69.6 65.0 0.319
Within the recommendations 39.1 30.4 35.0
Dietary fibre (g)     
Below the recommendations 34.4 32.1 33.3 0.796
Within the recommendations 65.6 67.9 66.7
Total water (g)     
Below the recommendations 70.3 69.6 70.0 0.936
Within the recommendations 29.7 30.4 30.0
  1. P – significance.