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Table 2 Nutrient intake – a comparison between cancer survivors and the general population

From: Quantifying dietary acid load in U.S. cancer survivors: an exploratory study using NHANES data

  General population
n = 17,969
Cancer Survivors:
n = 1444
p
Energy intake (kcal/day) 2201.78 (10.67) 1881.02 (28.90) < 0.001
Protein intake (g/1000 kcal) 39.19 (0.16) 39.32 (0.49) 0.796
Carbohydrate intake (g/1000 kcal) 121.87 (0.38) 121.50 (1.05) 0.712
Fat (g/1000 kcal) 37.23 (0.14) 38.13 (0.33) 0.016
Magnesium intake (mg/1000 kcal) 146.60 (0.81) 153.88 (2.02) < 0.001
Potassium intake (mg/1000 kcal) 1307.81 (6.69) 1422.01 (17.81) < 0.001
Calcium intake (mg/1000 kcal) 464.54 (2.44) 493.46 (7.88) < 0.001
Phosphorus intake (mg/1000 kcal) 656.18 (2.13) 670.76 (7.52) 0.051
Fiber intake (g/1000 kcal) 8.16 (0.07) 8.75 (0.19) 0.001
  1. Data shown as mean and standard error in parenthesis. A p-value < 0.05 indicates significant differences between both groups