Table 2.

Percentage distribution of compliance with individual dietary recommendations and smoking by total number of recommendations followed

Specific RecommendationTotal Number of Recommendations Followed*
0-1 (n = 1,935)2 (n = 5,770)3 (n = 8,004)4 (n = 6,768)5 (n = 4,445)6-9 (n = 2,916)
Body mass index ≤25.0 kg/m231228527087
Gained 5 kg (11 pounds) since age 181311264669
Engaged in daily moderate and weekly vigorous physical activity2919324772
Vegetable and fruit consumption ≥5 servings per day148111632
Complex carbohydrate intake ≥400 g/d21516172033
Alcohol intake <14 g/d739193949397
Red meat intake <80 g/d21149648192
Daily consumption of fat ≤30% of total calories127294776
Consumption of sodium <2,400 mg/d85469768181
Never-smoker616968666365
  • * Excludes 680 women with missing data on one or more of the recommendations.