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Table 3
Daily intakes of selected nutrients, by sex and obesity status, household population aged 18 or older with plausible energy intake, Canada excluding territories, 2004

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Nutrient Men Women
Obese Not obese Obese Not obese
Average 95% confidence interval Average 95% confidence interval Average 95% confidence interval Average 95% confidence interval
from to from to from to from to
Energy intake (average in 100s of kilocalories) 28.2* 27.3 29.1 26.0 25.5 26.4 21.6* 20.9 22.3 19.7 19.3 20.0
Carbohydrates (% of energy) 45.8* 44.1 47.5 48.1 47.2 48.9 48.9 47.2 50.7 49.8 48.9 50.7
Protein (% of energy) 16.0 15.3 16.7 15.8 15.4 16.2 15.8 14.5 17.1 15.6 15.1 16.1
Total fat (% of energy) 34.3* 32.9 35.8 32.1 31.3 32.9 33.3 32.4 34.3 32.3 31.6 33.0

Saturated fat (% of energy)

11.5* 10.6 12.4 10.2 9.8 10.6 10.7 10.0 11.3 10.6 10.2 10.9

Monounsaturated fat (% of energy)

14.0* 13.4 14.7 13.0 12.6 13.4 13.4 13.0 13.9 12.9 12.6 13.2

Polyunsaturated fat (% of energy)

5.7 5.2 6.1 5.8 5.5 6.0 6.1 5.7 6.4 5.8 5.6 6.0
Fibre (average grams per 100 kilocalories) 0.7* 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8* 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9
* significantly different from estimate for non-obese (p<0.05)
Note: Plausible respondents are those whose reported energy intake was 70% to 142% of their predicted energy expenditure.
Source: 2004 Canadian Community Health Survey-Nutrition.