Table 4

Average nutrient content of the overall diet and of two diet fractions (Australian population aged 2+years (NNPAS 2011–2012) (n=12 153))

NutrientsOverall dietUltra-processed food diet fractionNon-ultra-processed food diet fraction†
Mean (SE)Mean (SE)Mean (SE)
Free sugars (% of total energy)11.7 (0.1)21.6 (0.2)4.6* (0.1)
Total fats (% of total energy)31.1 (0.1)32.1 (0.2)30.4* (0.1)
Saturated fat (% of total energy)12.0 (0.1)12.7 (0.1)11.6* (0.1)
Trans fat (% of total energy)0.6 (0.0)0.5 (0.0)0.6* (0.0)
Dietary fibre (g/1000 kcal)11.5 (0.1)9.7 (0.1)13.2* (0.1)
Sodium (mg/1000 kcal)1213 (6.4)2475 (90.8)859* (6.3)
Potassium (mg/1000 kcal)1444 (6.)1055 (8.6)1813* (10.5)
Energy density (kcal/g)‡1.7 (0.0)2.7 (0.0)1.4* (0.0)
  • *p<0.001 for significant mean differences between the two fractions of the diet.

  • †It includes NOVA unprocessed or minimally processed foods, processed culinary ingredients and processed foods.

  • ‡Beverages excluded.

  • NNPAS, National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey.