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Table 5 Comparing the frequency of consumption of food groups, fast food and snacks before and after the intervention in the intervention group

From: Assessing the impact of an educational intervention program based on the theory of planned behavior on the nutritional behaviors of adolescents and young adults with PCOS in Iran: a field trial study

Frequency Always (≥ 5 times a week) Often (3–4 times a week) Sometimes (1–2 times a week) Never Result of Wilcoxon test
Food Before After Before After Before After Before After
N (%) N* (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Pizza, sandwiches, hamburgers and hot dogs 6 (17.6) 1 (3) 18 (55.9) 6 (17.6) 9 (26.5) 24 (71.6) 0 (0) 2 (5.9) P < 0.001
All kinds of snacks 8 (23.5) 2 (5.9) 18 (55.9) 13 (38.2) 7 (20.6) 18 (55.9) 0 (0) 0 (0) P < 0.001
Fruits and vegetables 1 (3) 6 (17.6) 9 (26.5) 23 (70.6) 15 (46.9) 4 (11.9) 8 (23.5) 0 (0) P < 0.001
Milk and dairy products 1 (3) 3 (9.1) 8 (23.5) 29 (87.9) 19 (58.3) 1 (3) 5 (15.2) 0 (0) P < 0.001
Meat, sea food, legumes and eggs 1 (3) 2 (5.9) 4 (11.9) 7 (20.6) 18 (55.9) 19 (58.3) 10 (29.1) 5 (15.2) P < 0.001
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