Table 15. Estimated Regression Coefficients for Foods Predicting Cup Equivalents of Total Fruits and Vegetables Including Legumes and French Fries by Sex

For cup equivalents of fruits and vegetables including legumes and French fries, the model is:

E (Fruits and Vegetables) = b0+ b1Kid + b2Teen + b3NFG3P3 + b4NFG4P4 + ... + b12NFG12P12

The estimates of the regression parameters are:

Parameter Mean Low: < 1.7 High: ≥ 3.2
Males
Intercept (b0) 1.753279 -0.111190 -2.414645
Age: Kid group (b1) -0.627546 1.099998 -1.104472
Age: Teen group (b2) -0.356345 0.622395 -0.637833
Fruit (b3) 0.836732 -1.300818 1.190443
100% Fruit juices (b4) 0.279756 -0.449625 0.427539
Salad (b5) 1.335210 -2.112378 1.924270
Fried potatoes (b6) -0.572394 1.046794 -1.083738
Other potatoes (b7) 0.266937 -0.454272 0.492682
Dried beans (b8) 0.957201 -1.459047 1.412190
Other vegetables (b9) 0.974069 -1.490626 1.485840
Pizza (b10) -1.484133 2.442767 -2.582465
Salsa (b11) 1.149177 -1.785787 2.082587
Tomato sauce (b12) 0.234135 -0.471456 0.526307
Females
Intercept (b0) 1.602535 0.213627 -3.051091
Age: Kid group (b1) -0.321525 0.620270 -0.646428
Age: Teen group (b2) -0.483532 1.045008 -1.212184
Fruit (b3) 0.779829 -1.362605 1.328885
100% Fruit juices (b4) 0.291685 -0.536958 0.540859
Salad (b5) 1.490937 -2.571458 2.644045
Fried potatoes (b6) -0.656475 1.355417 -1.511922
Other potatoes (b7) 0.075593 -0.271922 0.241088
Dried beans (b8) 0.503731 -0.966143 1.086945
Other vegetables (b9) 0.456919 -0.779781 0.819337
Pizza (b10) -0.688108 0.838504 -1.421149
Salsa (b11) -1.568485 3.111002 -3.343315
Tomato sauce2 (b12) 0.339691 -0.721727 0.959317

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