04 Above P75 291 (26) 62 38 Below P75 848 (74) 54 46 SoFAAS
The maximum possible score for HEI-2005 is 100 and higher scores signify a better diet quality Since alcohol consumption has been prohibited in Iran and participants would refrain from reporting their consumption, and we were unable to measure the alcoholic beverage intake, therefore, the percentage of calorie intake from alcohol was excluded from the last component of this index and only the percentage of calorie intake from solid fats and added sugars was calculated as SoFAAS (percent of calorie intake from Solid Fats, Alcoholic beverages, and Added Sugars).
7,16 In contrast, the score of calories from SoFAAS in our research was acceptable.
Analysis of the 12 components of the HEI indicate that saturated fat, SoFAAS
, oils, total fruit, whole fruit, total grain, whole grain, and total vegetable component scores improved (P < .
Respondents did especially poorly on dark green and orange vegetables, whole grains, sodium, and calories from SoFAAS
The tool is made up of 12 components with eight referring to the groups of foods (Total fruits; Whole fruits; Total vegetables; Dark green and orange vegetables and legumes; Total grains; Whole grains; Milk and dairy products; Meat, eggs and legumes) and four relative to the nutrients and/or culinary ingredients (Sodium; Saturated fat; Oils; SoFAAs
that represent the percentage of the participation of the fats being, saturated fat and trans-fat, as well as alcohol and added sugar in relation to the energy value of the diet).
The BHEI-R is made up of a twelve component system, which determines a variety of aspects of a healthy diet, those being the intake of total whole fruits, total vegetables, dark green and orange vegetables and legumes, total grain, whole grain, milk and dairy, meats, eggs and beans, oils, saturated fat, sodium and SoFAAS
(Calories from solid fats, alcoholic beverages, and added sugars) (10).