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Table 4 Adjusted OR (CI 95%) for less than daily meal consumption at age 19 and 27 years, stratified by gender a

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

  OR for breakfast/lunch/evening meal consumption less than daily at age 19 OR for breakfast/lunch/evening meal consumption less than daily at age 27
  Women Men P-value gender interactionb Women Men P-value gender interactionb
Age 15       
Breakfast consumption
Daily 1 1   1 1  
More seldom than daily 4.57(2.60-8.03) 4.73(2.13-10.52) 0.854 2.25(1.31-3.89) 1.27(0.59-2.73) 0.241
Lunch consumption
Daily 1 1   1 1  
More seldom than daily 2.68(1.61-4.48) 2.20(1.09-4.43) 0.638 1.88(1.13-3.14) 1.55(0.75-3.20) 0.481
Evening meal consumption
Daily 1 1   1 1  
More seldom than daily 2.80(1.72-4.55) 5.64(2.79-11.42) 0.132 1.07(0.50-2.27) 1.64(0.58-4.62) 0.544
Age 19       
Breakfast consumption
Daily     1 1  
More seldom than daily     1.98(1.21-3.23) 3.77(2.02-7.03) 0.112
Lunch consumption
Daily     1 1  
More seldom than daily     1.98(1.20-3.26) 4.00(2.02-7.93) 0.140
Evening meal consumption
Daily     1 1  
More seldom than daily     2.90(1.36-6.18) 8.30(2.85-24.16) 0.132
  1. aAdjusted for adolescent family social class and adolescent family structure.
  2. bThe interaction term was included in the analyses of the full study population.