Skip to main content

Table 2 Proportion of stability and tracking coefficients in boys (n=4625)

From: Changes and tracking of fruit, vegetables and sugar-sweetened beverages intake from 18 months to 7 years in the Norwegian mother and child cohort study

Dietary behaviours 18 months 36 months 7 years
n % Median 5th–95th Decrease Stability Increase Spearman’s rho Decrease Stability Increase Spearman’s rho
percentile % % %   % % %  
Fruit (times/week) 4484     8.8 40.8 50.3 0.36 18.3 51.5 30.2 0.23
Low (≤ 5) 1659 37.0 5.0 (0.5–5.0) n.c 37.6 62.4   n.c 42.2 57.8  
Medium (5.1–13.9) 2535 56.5 10.5 (10.5–10.5) 12.8 39.0 48.2   24.7 59.8 15.5  
High (≥ 14) 290 6.5 21.0 (21.0–21.0) 24.8 75.2 n.c   67.9 32.1 n.c  
Vegetables (times/week) 4507     40.2 47.1 12.7 0.36 28.9 47.8 23.3 0.28
Low (≤ 5) 1783 39.6 3.0 (0.5–5.0) n.c 75.3 24.7   n.c 63.0 37.0  
Medium (5.1–7) 1075 23.9 6.0 (5.5–7.0) 55.1 32.7 12.3   42.6 21.2 36.2  
High (> 7) 1649 36.6 10.0 (7.5–17.5) 74.0 26.0 n.c   51.2 48.8 n.c  
SSB (times or glasses/week) 4374     17.5 54.9 27.5 0.46 18.9 45.8 35.3 0.32
Low (≤ 1.5) 2114 48.3 0.5 (0–1.0) n.c 55.2 44.8   n.c 41.8 58.2  
Medium (1.6–4.9) 1171 26.8 2.5 (2.0–4.0) 25.6 52.3 22.0   24.9 48.2 26.9  
High (≥ 5) 1089 24.9 10.5 (5.0–25.0) 42.8 57.2 n.c   49.1 50.9 n.c  
  1. SSB Sugar-sweetened beverages, n.c. no change (decrease/increase) of behaviour possible.