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Table 1 Eating behaviour and satiety in girls and boys in secondary school tested individually a

From: Children eat their school lunch too quickly: an exploratory study of the effect on food intake

Characteristic Girls Boys Difference (95% CI) P b
N 18 12   
Food intake (g) 258 (38) 289 (73) -31.7 (−73.2 – 9.8) .19
Meal duration (min) 10.7 (2.1) 8.8 (1.8) 1.8 (−0.3 – 3.3) .02
Rate of decelerationc −2.6 (1.4) −2.7 (1.1) 0.1 (−0.9 – 1.1) .82
Initial speed of eating
(g/min)d 34 (5) 42 (7) −8.8 (−13.4 –−4.3) .002
Satiety (0–10):     
Before meal 1.2 (1.1) 1.3 (0.9) −0.1 (−0.4 – 0.2) .48
After meal 5.5 (0.8) 5.7 (1.2) −0.2 (−0.9 – 0.5) .6
  1. aValues are mean (SD) or (95% CI).
  2. bt-test.
  3. cRate of deceleration (k) in the model, y = kx2 + lx, of eating behavior.
  4. dInitial speed of eating (l) in the model, y = kx2 + lx, of eating behavior.