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Table 1 Components and food items considered the score created to evaluate adherence to the Nordic diet

From: Nordic diet, Mediterranean diet, and the risk of chronic diseases: the EPIC-Potsdam study

Food groups Food items considered in each food group Scoring criteria
Whole grain and rye bread Whole grain bread, ‘brown’, rye, mix bread and grain flakes, grains, muesli Sex-specific tertiles
T1 = 0, T2 = 1, T3 = 2
Berries Currants, blackberries, raspberries Sex-specific tertiles
T1 = 0, T2 = 1, T3 = 2
Apple and pear Apple, pear Sex-specific tertiles
T1 = 0, T2 = 1, T3 = 2
Fish Fish (preserved and smoked is also considered) Sex-specific tertiles
T1 = 0, T2 = 1, T3 = 2
Cabbage and cruciferous vegetables Broccoli, red cabbage, cauliflower, white cabbage, sauerkraut, radish, coleslaw (*0.5) Sex-specific tertiles
T1 = 0, T2 = 1, T3 = 2
Root vegetables Carrots, celery, salsify, radish, coleslaw (*0.5) Sex-specific tertiles
T1 = 0, T2 = 1, T3 = 2
Dairy products Low-fat dairy products, high fat dairy products, low-fat cheese, high-fat cheese Sex-specific tertiles
T1 = 0, T2 = 1, T3 = 2
Potatoes All kind of potatoes Sex-specific tertiles
T1 = 0, T2 = 1, T3 = 2
Fats Overall vegetable fats (margarine + vegetable oil, olive oil not included) Sex-specific tertiles
T1 = 0, T2 = 1, T3 = 2