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Table 3 Preference and frequency of consumption of some selected carbohydrate staples

From: Consumption and acceptability of whole grain staples for lowering markers of diabetes risk among overweight and obese Tanzanian adults

Overall preference (%)
Food 1 st choice 2 nd choice 3 rd choice Other choices
White rice 61 34 - 5
Refined maize ugali 34 55 9 2
Banana 5 5 34 56
Sweet potatoes - 2 7 91
Irish potatoes - 2 21 77
Cassava - - 7 93
Yams - - 2 98
Beans and maize mixed - - 9 91
Frequency of consumption (%)
  Rice Ugali
Frequency of consumption White rice (N= 44) Brown rice (N= 5) Refined maize ugali (N= 44) Unrefined maize ugali (N= 43) Unrefined sorghum ugali (N= 10)
Tried once/few times a year 0 40 0 67 50
Few times/month 2 20 9 14 40
1-4 times/week 27 0 23 14 0
5-7 times/week 64 20 59 5 10
>Once/day 7 20 9 0 0