Table 2.

Distribution of 131 cases of ALL ages 1 to 4 years and 131 age- and gender-matched controls by maternal intake of energy and specified food groups

VariableQuintiles
P for trend
1st2nd3rd4th5th
Cereals and starchy roots
    Cases21272727290.13
    Controls3325242623
    Quintile median (g/d)527495113164
Sugars and syrups
    Cases21192929330.004
    Controls3134232320
    Quintile median (g/d)10254479152
Pulses and nuts
    Cases24262231280.38
    Controls1638332420
    Quintile median (g/d)47101317
Vegetables
    Cases32242923230.09
    Controls1930242830
    Quintile median (g/d)5076100128163
Fruits
    Cases28342423220.04
    Controls2418302930
    Quintile median (g/d)5184122157228
Meat and meat products
    Cases23281729340.01
    Controls3030312416
    Quintile median (g/d)2533394661
Fish and seafood
    Cases36281623280.09
    Controls2025244121
    Quintile median (g/d)367914
Milk and dairy products
    Cases31242520310.49
    Controls2127253523
    Quintile median (g/d)39607693127
Butter/margarine
    Cases4245440.07
    Controls515030
    Tertile median (g/d)0621
Daily energy intake
    Cases26242523330.28
    Controls2629272920
    Quintile median (kcal/d)1,4151,6891,8982,1642,667