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Table 5 OR (CI 95%) for less than daily meal consumption at age 19 and 27 years, stratified by adolescent family structurea

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
  Traditional family structure Other family structure P-value adolescent family structure interactionb Traditional family structure Other family structure P-value adolescent
family structure interactionb
Age 15       
Breakfast consumption       
Daily 1 1   1 1  
More seldom than daily 4.63(2.73-7.84) 4.34(1.72-10.97) 0.807 1.76(1.05-2.95) 2.21(0.89-5.52) 0.634
Lunch consumption
Daily 1 1   1 1  
More seldom than daily 2.50(1.56-3.99) 2.49(1.03-6.03) 0.935 2.19(1.37-3.48) 0.72(0.27-1.90) 0.080
Evening meal consumption
Daily 1 1   1 1  
More seldom than daily 3.41(2.20-5.29) 4.21(1.55-11.41) 0.909 1.09(0.60-2.15) 2.74(0.61-12.38) 0.305
Age 19       
Breakfast consumption
Daily     1 1  
More seldom than daily     2.38(1.55-3.64) 3.91(1.58-9.68) 0.460
Lunch consumption
Daily     1 1  
More seldom than daily     3.11(1.99-4.84) 0.96(0.37-2.55) 0.038
Evening meal consumption
Daily     1 1  
More seldom than daily     3.71(1.95-7.06) Not statistical possible because of too few cases 0.951
  1. aAdjusted for gender and adolescent family social class.
  2. bThe interaction term was included in the analyses of the full study population.