Skip to main content

Table 4 Dietary behaviors by gender and level of maternal education at 18 months of age

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

  Boys   Girls  
Dietary behaviours at 18 months of age Maternal education  
  ≤ 12 years 13–16 years ≥ 17 years   ≤ 12 years 13–16 years ≥ 17 years  
P P
% % % % % %
Fruit (times/week)         
Low (≤ 5) 48.0 34.2 25.9 < 0.001 48.4 34.0 28.0 < 0.001
Medium (5.1–13.9) 46.9 59.5 64.9   47.1 59.8 61.9  
High (≥ 14) 5.1 6.3 9.2   4.5 6.2 10.0  
n = 4389 boys/4157 girls 1448 2063 878   1445 1874 838  
Vegetables (times/week)         
Low (≤ 5) 42.3 39.1 34.8 < 0.001 42.2 38.1 36.1 0.008
Medium (5.1–7) 25.4 23.9 21.9   23.7 23.6 23.0  
High (> 7) 32.4 37.0 43.3   34.1 38.3 41.0  
n = 4413 boys/4199 girls 1459 2064 890   1467 1892 840  
SSB (times or glasses/week)         
Low (≤ 1.5) 42.8 49.8 54.1 < 0.001 45.1 51.8 59.3 < 0.001
Medium (1.6–4.9) 24.9 28.0 26.9   25.9 25.9 27.1  
High (≥ 5) 32.3 22.3 19.0   29.0 22.3 13.6  
n = 4284 boys/4053 girls 1404 2021 859   1409 1833 811  
  1. SSB Sugar-sweetened beverages.
  2. P from Chi-squared test.