Table 3 —

Comparison of responses of subjects from each subgroup who expressed a preference

Question/ResponseChild diet subgroup
Parent diet subgroup
CHOx onlyLow GI onlyBoth typesP*CHOx onlyLow GI onlyBoth types*P*
Which diet do you believe would be easier to follow?
n141122131323
 Exchanges570366909
 Low-GI4310064<0.013110091<0.001
Which diet do you believe would lead to better control of blood sugar levels?§
n15625101017
 Exchanges87336410006
 Low-GI1367360.05010094<0.001
Now that you have completed the study, which diet will you choose to continue?
n261745241743
 Exchanges9262788012
 Low-GI88871810070
 Combination of both062<0.0014018<0.001
  • Data are %.

  • *

    * P value using Fisher’s exact test;

  • subjects who had been exposed to the two different dietary regimes;

  • subjects who either expressed no preference or were unsure were excluded from this analysis. Percentage responding with preference: child, 43% CHOx vs. 61% low-GI, P = 0.13; parent, 49% CHOx vs. 61% low-GI, P = 0.28;

  • §

    § subjects who either expressed no preference or were unsure were excluded from this analysis. Percentage responding with preference: child, 59% CHOx vs. 47% low-GI, P = 0.29; parent, 35% CHOx vs. 48% low-GI, P = 0.28.