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Table 2 Food groups consumed in 24-hour dietary recall and their dietary diversity scores

From: Iron, folate and vitamin B12 status of Ethiopian professional runners

  Short (%) Middle (%) Steeple chase (%) Long (%) Marathon (%) Total
Food groups
 Cereals 90.3 86.4 100 100 100 95.3
 Milk and milk products 8.7 40.9 42.9 11.1 37.5 34.2
 Egg 32.3 31.8 42.9 27.8 50.0 36.9
 Legumes, nuts and seeds 32.3 59.1 50.0 22.2 62.5 45.2
 Other vegetables 68.9 67.8 61.2 63.1 65.7 65.3
 Vitamin A rich fruits 48.4 81.8 50.0 61.1 62.5 60.8
 Fats and oils 69.8 73.2 75.1 72.9 81.1 74.4
 Organ meat 3.2 0 0 0 6.3 1.9
 Flesh meat 38.7 40.9 42.9 11.1 37.5 34.2
 Dark green leafy vegetables 38.7 27.3 57.1 33.3 37.5 38.8
 Fish 3.2 0.0 0.0 5.6 0.0 1.8
 Other fruits 52.4 84 53 64 65.5 63.8
 White roots and tubers 58.1 45.5 71.4 61.1 62.5 59.7
 Vitamin A rich vegetables 58 62 55.3 61 59 59.1
 Beverages 58.1 22.7 50.0 33.3 31.3 39.1
Dietary diversity terciles
 Low (1 to 4) 38.71 40.92 14.3 55.55 31.25 36.1
 Medium (5 to 9) 58.1 54.6 78.6 44.45 68.75 60.9
 High (10 to 14) 3.23 0 7.14 0 6.25 3.3