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Table 1 Per-capita consumption of meat/poultry/fish (g/day) – comparison before and after disaggregation of mixed dishes

From: Consumption patterns of meat, poultry, and fish after disaggregation of mixed dishes: secondary analysis of the Australian National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey 2011–12

  Before disaggregation mean (SD)a After disaggregation mean (SD)b Difference (%)
Red meat 62.2 (90.4) 57.0 (88.4) 9.1*
 Beef, cut or mince 18.7 (77.3) 17.8 (58.0)  
 Mixed dishes where beef is the major component 22.0 (78.0) 10.2 (43.5)  
 Mixed dishes where beef is the minor componentc - 12.0 (32.0)  
 Lamb, cut or mince 7.2 (37.0) 7.2 (37.0)  
 Mixed dishes where lamb is the major component 4.9 (20.3) 1.8 (18.0)  
 Mixed dishes where lamb is the minor componentc - 0.6 (8.2)  
 Pork, cut or mince 6.0 (30.1) 5.1 (31.1)  
 Mixed dishes where pork is the major component 2.6 (24.7) 1.1 (13.2)  
 Mixed dishes where pork is the minor componentc - 0.8 (7.0)  
 Kangaroo, cut or mince 0.2 (21.2) 0.2 (15.0)  
 Game meat, cut or mince 0.1 (14.1) 0.1 (6.9)  
Poultry 57.9 (96.0) 46.2 (86.7) 25.3*
 Chicken, cut or mince 24.3 (86.7) 22.7 (69.5)  
 Other poultry, cut or mince 1.3 (12.3) 1.1 (18.1)  
 Mixed dishes where poultry is the major component 32.3 (45.1) 16.2 (53.7)  
 Mixed dishes where poultry is the minor componentc - 6.2 (7.3)  
Fish/seafood 26.0 (62.2) 22.1 (60.5) 17.6*
 Finfish 6.5 (36.7) 6.5 (36.7)  
 Crustacea and molluscs 1.3 (17.8) 1.3 (17.8)  
 Packed fish and seafood 4.8 (23.7) 4.6 (23.7)  
 Fish and seafood products 7.7 (32.3) 5.5 (32.3)  
 Mixed dishes with fish or seafood as the major component 5.3 (18.6) 2.0 (18.6)  
 Mixed dishes with fish or seafood as the minor componentc - 1.8 (19.5)  
Processed meat 21.9 (87.5) 26.5 (58.0) −17.4*
 Sausages, frankfurts and saveloy 10.2 (45.7) 10.2 (45.7)  
 Bacon 2.8 (23.0) 2.8 (23.0)  
 Ham 3.4 (19.9) 3.4 (19.9)  
 Fermented, comminuted meats 1.2 (11.5) 1.2 (11.5)  
 Processed delicatessen meat 3.1 (23.0) 3.1 (23.0)  
 Mixed dishes where processed meat is the major component 0.5 (5.9) 0.3 (5.9)  
 Mixed dishes where processed meat is the minor componentc - 4.8 (11.0)  
Total meat/poultry/fish 168.2 (189.4) 152.0 (128.9) 11.0*
  1. *P-value <0.05 from independent t-test
  2. aValues refer to the mass of all individually recorded items, and the total mass of mixed dishes where meat/poultry/fish was a major component but excludes mass from dishes where meat/poultry/fish was a minor component
  3. bValues refer to the mass of the meat/poultry/fish components from all individually recorded items and from mixed dishes where meat/poultry/fish was a major or minor component
  4. cMixed dishes where meat/poultry/fish is the minor component covers foods such as pies, pastries, pizzas, quiches, soups and salads