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Table 3 Food preferencesa among hospitalised geriatric patients as assessed using Hedonic Score [mean (sd)]

From: Food intakes and preferences of hospitalised geriatric patients

Men (n = 54) Women (n = 66)
Food Group Mean (SD) Food Group Mean (SD)
1. Vegetables 3.67 (0.52) 1. Vegetables 3.67 (0.56)
2. Fruits 3.67 (0.85) 2. Fruits 3.44 (1.02)
3. Legumes 3.48 (0.55) 3. Legumes 3.27 (0.70)
4. Rice, cereal, bread and noodles 3.44 (0.34) 4. Rice, cereal, bread and noodles 3.25 (0.53)
5. Fish and seafood 3.14 (0.56) 5. Fish and seafood 3.06 (0.62)
6. Fat and oil 3.15 (0.60) 6. Egg 2.97 (0.82)
7. Dessert 3.15 (0.74) 7. Dessert 2.94 (0.74)
8. Eggs 3.10 (0.72) 8. Fat and oil 2.78 (0.58)
9. Beverage 2.97 (0.54) 9. Beverage 2.80 (0.54)
10. Milk and dairy products 2.91 (0.56) 10. Milk and dairy products 2.69 (0.72)
11. Meat and chicken 2.76 (0.75) 11. Meat and chicken 2.56 (0.62)
  1. afood preferences based on five point hedonic score, from the highest score to the lowest score in ascending order.