Table 2.

Means (SD) of daily dietary intake of selected nutrients according to menopausal status

VariablesPremenopausal (n = 348)Postmenopausal (n = 253)
Total energy (kcal)2,277 (816)2,280 (907)
Protein (g)90.5 (35.7)96.5 (43.9)
Carbohydrate (g)315 (112)319 (122)
Total fat (g)67.6 (30.2)65.6 (32.0)
Saturated fat (g)19.2 (9.3)17.8 (9.3)
Monounsaturated fat (g)23.2 (10.5)22.0 (11.3)
Polyunsaturated fat (g)17.0 (7.4)17.9 (9.3)
Long n-3 fatty acids (mg)765 (507)934 (687)
Dietary fiber (g)17.2 (8.9)21.6 (10.9)
Soy isoflavones (mg)42.4 (28.8)57.3 (37.6)