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Table 3 Differences between Food Security Groups in relation to Study Variables using non-parametric test

From: Nutrition literacy is associated with income and place of residence but not with diet behavior and food security in the Palestinian society

Variable Food secure
N = 84
Food Insecure
N = 11
Nonparametric, p-value
Age (y) 19(32) 20 (29) 0.18
BMI (Kg/m2) 21.6 (16.9) 22.7 (13.5) 0.56
Consumption of low-fat/low-calorie foods 2(4) 2(4) 0.52
Eat lower fat lunch meats 2(4) 1(4) 0.22
Drink skim or 1% milk 2 (5) 1(5) 0.65
Low fat cheese 1 (4) 1(4) 0.77
Frozen Yogurt 1 (5) 2(5) 0.11
Use low calorie dressing 1 (4) 1(4) 0.77
Eat fried Potatoes 3 (4) 2(4) 0.08
Frying veggi 2 (5) 2(5) 0.99
Adding cheese and mayonise 2(5) 3(5) 0.03
Eat butter, bread, cake 1 (5) 2(5) 0.24
Avoid extra fat 2 (4) 2(4) 0.1
Eat Fried chicken 2 (4) 2(4) 0.32
Remove skin 4 (4) 2(4) 0.08
  1. Data is expressed as median (range). Differences between means were
  2. Calculated using non-parametric test