Table 1

Sociodemographic, lifestyle and anthropometric characteristics of the menuCH population, overall and by absolute and relative dietary fibre intake groups

menuCH Absolute dietary fibre intakeRelative dietary fibre intake
<15 g/day15–30 g/day≥30 g/day<10 g/1000 kcal/day10–14 g/1000 kcal/day≥14 g/1000 kcal/day
Overall menuCH population*, n (weighted %)2057 (100)527 (25)1268 (61)262 (13)1193 (59)624 (30)240 (11)
Sex, n (weighted %)
 Female1124 (50)327 (59)692 (49)105 (39)565 (43)399 (59)160 (63)
 Male933 (50)200 (41)576 (51)157 (61)628 (57)225 (41)80 (37)
Age group, n (weighted %)
 18–29 years400 (19)105 (19)255 (19)40 (15)266 (21)100 (16)34 (14)
 30–44 years533 (30)146 (33)315 (28)72 (33)338 (33)138 (25)57 (28)
 45–59 years625 (30)163 (28)376 (30)86 (33)357 (29)193 (31)75 (29)
 60–75 years499 (22)113(20)322 (23)64 (19)232 (17)193 (28)74 (28)
Language region, n (weighted %)
 German1341 (69)309 (64)850 (71)182 (72)774 (69)410 (68)157 (71)
 French502 (25)142 (28)296 (24)64 (25)281 (25)165 (27)56 (22)
 Italian214 (5.6)76 (7.6)122 (5.2)16 (3.1)138 (5.9)49 (4.5)27 (6.6)
Nation group, n (weighted %)
 Swiss only1492 (61)378 (61)914 (61)200 (65)860 (60)452 (62)180 (66)
 Swiss binational297 (14)83 (16)189 (14)25 (8.7)178 (14)92 (14)27 (11)
 Non-Swiss268 (25)66 (24)165 (25)37 (26)155 (25)80 (24)33 (24)
Education, n (weighted %)
 Primary89 (4.7)38 (7.0)46 (4.3)5 (2.0)61 (5.7)23 (3.7)5 (2.0)
 Secondary968 (43)276 (48)589 (42)103 (35)567 (43)287 (42)114 (40)
 Tertiary997 (53)213 (45)630 (53)154 (63)563 (51)314 (55)120 (57)
 NA3 (0.15)0 (0)3 (0.24)0 (0)2 (0.21)0 (0)1 (0.23)
BMI group, n (weighted %)
 Underweight (<18.5 kg/m2)51 (2.4)10 (2.5)30 (2.1)11 (3.6)26 (2.2)17 (2.5)8 (3.1)
 Normal weight (18.5–24.9 kg/m2)1115 (54)248 (44)704 (56)163 (62)601 (50)365 (59)149 (63)
 Overweight (25.0–29.9 kg/m2)629 (31)174 (35)389 (30)66 (25)393 (33)178 (29)58 (24)
 Obese (>30.0 kg/m2)262 (13)95 (18)145 (11)22 (9.7)173 (15)64 (10)25 (10)
Physical activity, n (weighted %)
 Low219 (11)66 (13)130 (11)23 (8.4)152 (14)53 (9.2)14 (5.5)
 Moderate487 (24)118 (24)301 (24)68 (27)265 (22)169 (28)53 (25)
 High827 (40)179 (35)524 (41)124 (46)449 (39)264 (41)114 (46)
 NA524 (24)164 (29)313 (24)47 (18)327 (25)138 (22)59 (23)
Smoking, n (weighted %)
 Current451 (23)135 (27)271 (23)45 (18)308 (28)105 (18)38 (15)
 Former688 (34)170 (32)424 (34)94 (36)392 (33)215 (34)81 (33)
 Never914 (43)222 (42)569 (43)123 (46)490 (38)304 (48)120 (52)
 NA4 (0.22)0 (0)4 (0.35)0 (0)3 (0.32)0 (0)1 (0.23)
Currently on diet, n (weighted %)
 No1940 (94)486 (91)1207 (96)247 (93)1139 (96)586 (93)215 (90)
 Yes113 (5.4)41 (8.6)57 (3.8)15 (6.9)51 (4.1)38 (6.5)24 (9.4)
 NA4 (0.22)0 (0)4 (0.35)0 (0)3 (0.32)0 (0)1 (0.23)
  • n are unweighted, percentages are weighted for age group, sex, marital status, major region of Switzerland, nationality and household size according to the menuCH weighting strategy.34 NAs are shown only if any exist. If the percentages do not add up exactly to 100%, this is due to rounding differences.

  • *Representative for age range 18–75 years.

  • BMI, body mass index; NA, not applicable.