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Table 4 Percentages of energy contribution from carbohydrates, fat, protein recommendations and their relationship to recommended intakes

From: Energy and nutrient intakes of Sri Lankan patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a cross-sectional survey

  Below recommendations (%) Within recommendations (%) Above recommendations (%)
Carbohydrates <45 45–65 >65
15.44 % 34.95 % 49.59 %
Fat <30 30–35 >35
97.56 % 0.81 % 1.62 %
Protein <10 10–20 >20
40.65 % 53.65 % 5.69 %
  1. The values in italics represent the limits that are within current recommendations, below the recommendations and exceeding the recommendations when each nutrient intake is calculated as a percentage of the total daily energy intake