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Table 2 Associations between cohort, gender, parental educational level and time and behavioural and weight outcomes

From: Longitudinal changes in health behaviours and body weight among Swedish school children - associations with age, gender and parental education – the SCIP school cohort

  Grade 4 cohorta Grade 7 cohorta Genderb Parental educational levelc Timed
Eats breakfast every school day 0 0 +
Eats lunch every school day 0 0 +
Eats vegetables at least twice a day 0 0 + +
Eats fruit at least twice a day 0 0 0
Eats sweets at most twice a week 0 0 0
Drinks sweetened drinks at most twice a week 0 + +
Watches TV at most three hours every school day 0 0 0
Is member of a club + 0 +
Participates in sports at least three times a week 0 + + +
Spends at least 30 minutes outdoors every school day 0 0
Walks or bikes to school at least three days a week 0 0 0 + 0
Is physically active during recess at least 3 days a week 0 0
Overweight/obese 0 0 0 0
BMIsds 0 0 0
  1. aCompared to grade 2 cohort.
  2. bGirls compared to boys. The sign + (–) stands for higher (lower) proportion among girls, when other factors (cohort, parental education and time) are adjusted for.
  3. cHigher compared to lower parental education. The sign + (–) stands for higher (lower) proportion among children with high parental education, when other factors (cohort, gender and time) are adjusted for.
  4. dTime at follow up compared to time at baseline. The sign + (–) stands for higher (lower) proportion among children at follow-up, when other factors (cohort, gender and parental education) are adjusted for.