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Table 2 Study population described by the applied variables (%, n)

From: Meal frequencies in early adolescence predict meal frequencies in late adolescence and early adulthood

  Baseline 1990, age 15 years First follow-up 1994, age 19 years Second follow-up 2002, age 27 years
  Total population
(n=561) % (n)
Women (n=346)
% (n)
Men
(n=215) % (n)
Total population (n=561) % (n) Women (n=346)
% (n)
Men (n=215)
% (n)
Total Population
(n=561) % (n)
Women (n=346)
% (n)
Men (n=215)
% (n)
Breakfast consumption
Every day 80.7 (453) 78.6 (272) 84.2 (181) 69.9 (392) 70.5 (244) 68.8 (148) 62.2 (349)a 67.1 (232) 54.4 (117)
Several times a week 11.4 (64) 12.1 (42) 10.2 (22) 18.4 (103) 18.8 (65) 17.7 (38) 22.3 (125) 19.4 (67) 27.0 (58)
Once a week 3.2 (18) 3.5 (12) 2.8 (6) 5.2 (29) 4.6 (16) 6.1 (13) 7.1 (40) 6.1 (21) 8.8 (19)
More seldom/never 4.1 (23) 5.2 (18) 2.3 (5) 6.2 (35) 5.5 (19) 7.4 (16) 7.1 (40) 6.9 (24) 7.4 (16)
Missing 0.5 (3) 0.6 (2) 0.5 (1) 0.4 (2) 0.6 (2) 0.0 (0) 1.3 (7) 0.6 (2) 2.3 (5)
Lunch consumption
Every day 74.9 (420) 73.1 (253) 77.7 (167) 71.8 (403) 70.8 (245) 73.5 (158) 70.4 (395) 70.2 (243) 70.7 (152)
Several times a week 18.7 (105) 19.4 (67) 17.7 (38) 22.6 (127) 23.1 (80) 21.9 (47) 23.5 (132) 25.7 (89) 20.0 (43)
Once a week 1.6 (9) 1.7 (6) 1.4 (3) 2.1 (12) 2.0 (7) 2.3 (5) 2.9 (16) 1.5 (5) 5.1 (11)
More seldom/never 4.3 (24) 5.2 (18) 2.8 (6) 3.0 (17) 3.5 (11) 2.3 (5) 2.0 (11) 2.0 (7) 1.9 (4)
Missing 0.5 (3) 0.6 (2) 0.5 (1) 0.4 (2) 0.6 (2) 0.0 (0) 1.3 (7) 0.6 (2) 2.3 (5)
Evening meal consumption
Every day 72.4 (406) 69.7 (241) 76.7 (165) 59.0 (331)b 53.5 (185) 67.9 (146) 88.6 (497) 89.0 (308) 87.9 (189)
Several times a week 26.6 (149) 29.2 (101) 22.3 (48) 33.7 (189) 37.6 (130) 27.4 (59) 10.0 (56) 10.1 (35) 9.8 (21)
Once a week 0.2 (1) 0.0 (0) 0.5 (1) 4.3 (24) 4.3 (15) 4.2 (9) 0.2 (1) 0.3 (1) 0.0 (0)
More seldom/never 0.7 (4) 1.2 (4) 0.0 (0) 2.9 (16) 4.3 (15) 0.5 (1) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0)
Missing 0.2 (1) 0.0 (0) 0.5 (1) 0.2 (1) 0.3 (1) 0.0 (0) 1.3 (7) 0.6 (2) 2.3 (5)
Adolescent family social class
Social class I        7.0 (39) 6.7 (23) 7.4 (16)
Social class II        26.0 (146) 24.0 (83) 29.3 (63)
Social class III        28.2 (158) 29.2 (101) 26.5 (57)
Social class IV        26.6 (149) 28.0 (97) 24.2 (52)
Social class V        10.9 (61) 11.0 (38) 10.7 (23)
Social class VI        0.2 (1) 0.3 (1) 0.0 (0)
Missing        1.3 (7) 0.9 (3) 1.9 (4)
Adolescent family structure
Traditional 81.1 (455) 82.7 (286) 78.6 (169)       
Other 18.5 (104) 17.3 (60) 20.5 (44)       
Missing 0.4 (2) 0.0 (0) 0.9 (2)       
  1. a Gender difference p=0.003.
  2. b Gender difference p<0.001.