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Table 1 Personal, socioeconomic and lifestyle characteristics of the study participants and associations with frequent organic consumption and mean dietary patterns scores (n = 63808)

From: Food patterns and dietary quality associated with organic food consumption during pregnancy; data from a large cohort of pregnant women in Norway

   All total n Frequent organic consumption Mean score PC1§ Mean score PC2§§
    n %  
Frequent organic consumption
  No   58022 90.9 -0.07 0.01
  Yes   5785 9.1 0.66 0.14
Age
  <20 860 242 28.1 -1.28 -0.24
  20-24 7758 998 12.9 -0.73 -0.08
  25-29 22760 1829 8.0 -0.11 0.01
  30-34 23015 1875 8.1 0.21 0.05
  35-39 8358 723 8.7 0.42 -0.04
  40 + 1053 118 11.2 0.77 -0.21
  Missing data 4     
Prepregnant BMI
  <18.5 1834 226 12.3 0.01 0.02
  18.5-24.9 40674 3819 9.4 0.16 0.01
  25-29.9 13606 1107 8.1 -0.24 -0.002
  30-34.9 4368 315 7.2 -0.48 -0.03
  35+ 1651 129 7.8 -0.55 0.03
  Missing data 1675 190 11.3 0.04 -0.04
Dietary habits
  Meat/fish 63696 5748 9.0 0.00 0.00
  Vegetarian 112 38 33.9 2.15 0.93
Alcohol in pregnancy
  No 56391 5101 9.0 -0.04 -0.04
  Yes 7417 685 9.2 0.32 0.28
Smoking in pregnancy
  No smoking 58462 5144 8.8 0.09 0.01
  Occasionally 1815 219 12.1 -0.54 -0.01
  Daily 3531 426 12.0 -1.21 -0.13
Education
  <10y-12 y 20460 2260 11.0 -0.64 -0.13
  13-16y 26559 1931 6.9 0.01 -0.03
  17+ 15401 1548 10.1 0.84 0.22
  Missing data 1388 147 10.6 0.01 0.12
Student
  No 57499 4956 8.6 -0.01 0.00
  Yes 6309 830 13.2 0.08 0.04
Household income
  Low (both<NOK300 000) 18850 2073 11.0 -0.40 -0.13
  Medium (one ≥NOK 300 000) 26456 2137 8.1 -0.05 -0.06
  High (both ≥NOK 300 000) 16625 1277 7.7 0.56 0.26
  Missing data 1887 299 15.9 -0.25 -0.17
Living area
  Rural 31070 2675 8.6 -0.37 -0.22
  Urban 32492 3079 9.5 0.35 0.21
  Missing data 246 32 13.0 0.52 0.27
  1. § High scores on PC1 indicate high intake of vegetables, fruit and berries, wholegrain cereal products and cooking oil, low scores on PC1 indicate high intake of meat, white bread, cakes and sweets.
  2. §§ High scores on PC2 indicate high intake of pasta, rice, poultry, olive/cooking oil and vegetables, low scores on PC2 indicate high intake of potatoes, lean fish, margarine, fruit and berries.