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Table 3 Analysis of food frequency in Medscore questionnaire in stone formers and non-stone formers

From: Relevance of Mediterranean diet and glucose metabolism for nephrolithiasis in obese subjects

  Stone formers N (%) Non-stone formers N (%)
N (M/F) 45 445
Use of olive oil as main culinary lipid 45 (100) 443 (97.3)
Olive oil ≥ 4 tablespoons 11 (24.4) 188 (42.5)*
Vegetables ≥ 2 servings/day 28 (62.2) 252 (56.6)
Fruits ≥3 servings/day 8 (17.8) 75 (16.9)
Red/processed meats <1/day 34 (75.5) 293 (65.8)
Butter, cream, margarine <1/day 45 (100) 431 (96.8)
Soda drinks <1/day 38 (84.4) 377 (84.7)
Wine glasses ≥7/week 27 (60) 138 (31)†
Legumes ≥3/week 2 (4.4) 17 (3.8)
Fish/seafoods ≥3/week 2 (4.4) 30 (6.7)
Commercial sweets and confectionery <3/week 30 (66.7) 236 (53)
Free nuts ≥1/week 0 (0) 51 (11.5)*
Poultry more than red meats 29 (64.4) 259 (58.2)
Use of sofrito sauce ≥2/week 23 (51.1) 245 (55.1)
  1. Items included in the MedScore questionnaire. Between parentheses there is the response showing adherence to Mediterranean diet.
  2. Number (percentage) of subjects satisfying criteria of Mediterranean diet for each item[11, 12].
  3. *p = 0.019.
  4. †p = 0.001.