Table 2

Dietary intake of Chinese adults according to dietary cluster (2002 China National Nutrition and Health Survey)

Green WaterYellow EarthNew AffluenceWestern Adopter
Rice and rice products399.6 ± 157.791.0 ± 115.5*156.4 ± 118.3*233.1 ± 144.7*
Wheat and products26.4 ± 51.1264.9 ± 183.3*170.5 ± 165.1*99.1 ± 122.2*
Other cereals4.6 ± 28.259.8 ± 85.8*27.3 ± 54.3*16.9 ± 34.9*
Starchy tubers18.3 ± 41.470.8 ± 104.9*42.0 ± 68.2*30.5 ± 48.9*
Pork47.8 ± 55.816.1 ± 33.8*52.4 ± 60.5*64.7 ± 65.7*
Beef/lamb2.1 ± 8.72.9 ± 19.5*14.2 ± 35.3*12.5 ± 35.9*
Poultry8.0 ± 24.61.4 ± 8.8*12.9 ± 35.1*16.1 ± 27.3*
Fish and shrimp23.7 ± 45.73.3 ± 14.5*27.7 ± 48.9*35.5 ± 47.6*
Eggs19.6 ± 24.429.2 ± 34.1*47.0 ± 38.5*39.3 ± 33.2*
Dairy products6.6 ± 44.915.1 ± 74.4*104.8 ± 168.6*98.1 ± 159.0*
Soybean products9.9 ± 14.07.2 ± 10.3*14.7 ± 16.8*14.4 ± 13.5*
Dry beans5.1 ± 30.86.4 ± 35.1*10.0 ± 44.5*11.9 ± 39.4*
Vegetables309.0 ± 175.6184.9 ± 155.9*248.7 ± 160.5*273.1 ± 161.4*
Dry vegetables3.3 ± 21.73.3 ± 22.6*5.0 ± 33.4*4.5 ± 26.0*
Cake3.4 ± 16.32.2 ± 10.2*12.6 ± 28.7*18.7 ± 30.4*
Fruit43.1 ± 63.850.6 ± 73.1*113.0 ± 101.1*114.6 ± 98.6*
Nuts3.0 ± 14.42.5 ± 12.28.5 ± 22.4*12.5 ± 25.6*
Low-degree alcohol11.9 ± 63.35.2 ± 71.8*5.8 ± 30.6*8.5 ± 38.9*
High-degree alcohol14.5 ± 182.05.4 ± 29.6*10.7 ± 83.98.3 ±35.0
Beer28.2 ± 317.07.1 ± 60.0*25.4 ± 177.267.0 ± 596.1*
Wine0.7 ± 29.20.2 ± 7.20.8 ± 13.36.2 ± 207.6
Juice2.5 ± 19.21.4 ± 16.0*4.4 ± 29.1*32.9 ± 66.7*
Other beverages9.2 ± 65.63.6 ± 53.7*23.3 ± 143.2*38.7 ± 117.5*
Vegetable oil30.0 ± 31.034.0 ± 34.4*39.9 ± 31.6*38.2 ± 30.4*
Animal fat13.4 ± 24.26.9 ± 19.9*3.7 ± 13.2*4.1 ± 13.5*
  • Data are means ± SD grams per day.

  • *Mean is significantly different from the Green Water pattern (ANOVA), P < 0.05.