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Table 2 Mean values of selected dietary variables according to tertiles of Σ healthy food habits1

From: Television viewing, food preferences, and food habits among children: A prospective epidemiological study

  Tertiles of Σ Healthy food habits  
  1 2 3 P trend 3
Girls, 8-10 years     
n 108 135 113  
Fat E% 32.2 (6.9)2 31.3 (7.3) 30.3 (7.2) 0.05
Added sugar E% 10.8 (7.4) 9.5 (6.3) 8.2 (6.0) 0.003
Liquid sugar E% 4.6 (5.4) 3.4 (4.6) 2.4 (4.0) 0.0005
Liquid sugar (g) 20.9 (22.1) 17.0 (22.1) 11.6 (19.3) 0.001
Boys, 8-10 years     
n 108 82 88  
Fat E% 32.2 (6.8) 32.5 (6.8) 29.7 (6.9) 0.02
Added sugar E% 10.7 (7.7) 9.4 (5.8) 8.8 (6.5) 0.04
Liquid sugar E% 4.5 (5.4) 3.2 (3.9) 3.2 (4.3) 0.05
Liquid sugar (g) 25.4 (31.4) 18.9 (22.6) 17.1 (21.5) 0.02
Girls, 14-16 years     
n 87 99 79  
Fat E% 30.2 (8.9) 28.8 (7.1) 26.0 (7.7) 0.001
Added sugar E% 11.5 (8.5) 8.6 (6.8) 8.4 (8.4) 0.008
Liquid sugar E% 4.8 (5.7) 3.4 (5.4) 3.6 (6.6) 0.16
Liquid sugar (g) 24.2 (28.3) 17.4 (28.4) 19.7 (49.3) 0.37
Boys, 14-16 years     
n 76 72 60  
Fat E% 31.1 (6.8) 31.4 (8.9) 28.7 (6.7) 0.11
Added sugar E% 12.9 (7.6) 9.8 (7.3) 8.9 (5.6) 0.0006
Liquid sugar E% 7.5 (7.0) 4.8 (5.6) 4.2 (4.8) 0.0007
Liquid sugar (g) 58.0 (55.3) 31.8 (38.9) 28.3 (34.2) <0.0001
  1. 1Due to some missing values on the dietary variables these analyses include 356 8-10-year-old girls, 278 8-10-year-old boys, 265 14-16-year-old girls, and 208 14-16-year-old boys. Uneven numbers in the 3 tertiles are due to the properties of the ΣHFH variable, which includes whole numbers only. Higher values of ΣHFH indicate healthier food habits.
  2. 2Mean (SD), all such values.
  3. 3 P-value for linear trend across tertiles of ΣHFH
  4. E%, percentage of energy