Table 4 : Comparison of macronutrient intake between the intervention and the control group at baseline and after 6 months.


  Intervention group Control group  

Characteristics Baseline (n=100) 6 months (n=90) Baseline (n=101) 6 months (n=100) P-value

Energy (Kcal)* 2115.3 (1966.1, 2264.5) 2151.7 (2004.8, 2298.6) 2238.7 (1729.6,2747.9) 2803.2 (2314.5, 3291.9)   0.013
Protein (g) * 68.1 (61.3, 75.0) 72.7 (66.9, 78.4) 74.0 (50.7. 97.3) 124.7 (105.5, 143.8) <0.001
Fat (g) * 81.7 (73.5, 89.9) 81.8 (74.2, 89.3) 99.0 (70.9, 127.0) 121.1 (96.0, 146.2)   0.004
Carbohydrate (g)* 266.6 (246.7, 286.3) 289.1 (257.4, 320.8) 253.5 (186.3, 320.9) 299.3 (193.9, 404.7)   0.854

*Values shown are mean and 95% confidence interval in brackets (CI).
P-values is based on Univariate ANCOVA after 6 months, adjusting for baseline BMI and clusters.

Nkengfack et al.Global Epidemic Obesity  2013 1:5DOI : 10.7243/2052-5966-1-5