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Table 4 Dietary habits stratified by Type D personality

From: Type D personality is associated with increased metabolic syndrome prevalence and an unhealthy lifestyle in a cross-sectional Dutch community sample

  Total Type D Non-Type D Univariate Multivariate*
  N = 1582 n = 209 n = 1373 χ2 p -value OR p -value
Varied diet (yes) 75.4% 63.0% 77.3% 19.94 < .001 0.5 (0.4-0.7) < .001
Restrict fats (yes) 60.6% 53.6% 61.6% 4.89 .03 0.7(0.5-0.9) .01
Restrict salt (yes) 56.4% 53.1% 56.9% 1.05 .31 0.8 (0.6-1.1) .15
Cosmopolitan 29.5% 25.8% 30.1% 3.41 .18 Reference category
Traditional 54.4% 54.0% 54.4%    1.3 (0.9-1.8) .23
Refined 16.1% 20.2% 15.5%    1.5 (1.0-2.5) .08
  1. Note: Information on the different dietary patterns was present for 1505 subjects
  2. * Adjusted for age, gender, partner status, higher education