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Table 2 Dietary intakes of study population across tertiles of PRAL and NEAP

From: The association between dietary acid load and adiposity measures among children and adolescents

  Tertiles of PRAL Tertiles of NEAP
 < -4.30 mEq/d -4.30 to 2.22 mEq/d  > 2.22 mEq/d P value  < 37.40 mEq/d 37.40 to 44.86 mEq/d  > 44.86 mEq/d P value
Macronutrients
 Total energy (kcal/d) 1690.94 ± 308.60 1642.56 ± 308.65 1720.97 ± 302.01 0.081 1654.82 ± 293.92 1677.98 ± 321.55 1721.67 ± 304.57 0.157
 Carbohydrate (g/d) 256.87 ± 48.50 246.70 ± 48.49 259.07 ± 51.99 0.069 250.64 ± 46.52 251.69 ± 50.35 260.31 ± 52.32 0.180
 Protein (g/d) 56.59 ± 11.72 57.31 ± 11.28 60.78 ± 12.09 0.004 54.72 ± 10.94 59.22 ± 11.70 60.74 ± 12.03  < 0.001
Fat (g/d) 53.63 ± 14.11 50.95 ± 14.02 51.54 ± 10.76 0.174 53.13 ± 13.75 51.86 ± 14.69 51.13 ± 10.42 0.401
Micronutrients
 Potassium (mg/d) 2878.51 ± 636.09 2369.55 ± 468.31 2100.09 ± 457.95  < 0.001 2808.84 ± 654.51 2456.64 ± 503.14 2082.67 ± 448.59  < 0.001
 Magnesium (mg/d) 223.04 ± 44.91 199.30 ± 40.69 186.77 ± 40.80  < 0.001 218.86 ± 44.57 206.50 ± 41.95 183.76 ± 40.45  < 0.001
 Calcium (mg/d) 896.87 ± 227.82 869.07 ± 227.84 853.87 ± 243.22 0.265 879.52 ± 233.39 904.19 ± 222.51 836.10 ± 239.89 0.036
 Phosphorous (mg/d) 1004.60 ± 218.61 980.34 ± 219.64 983.37 ± 229.71 0.586 992.22 ± 215.37 1017.38 ± 222.04 958.70 ± 227.42 0.070
  1. Data are presented as mean ± standard deviation
  2. P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant
  3. P-value obtained from analysis of variance (ANOVA)