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Table 2 Food intake (g) in girls and boys in secondary school tested in different experimental conditions a

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

Condition Girls Boys Difference (95% CI) P b
N 18 12   
Control (Unrestrictedc) 258 (38) 289 (73) −31.7 (−73.2 – 9.8) .13
School lunchd 251 (83) 372 (71) −121 (−180 –−61) < .001
Eating speed:
Increased 257 (93) 372 (80) −115 (−182 –−48) .002
Unchanged 261 (36) 287 (58) −26(−61 – 9) .14
Decreased 276 (42) 300 (84) −24 (−71 – 23) .32
  1. aValues are mean (SD) or (95% CI).
  2. bt-test.
  3. cThe children ate the control meal individually in a separate room in relaxed conditions.
  4. dThe children ate the school lunch among the other children.