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Table 3 Comparison of frequencies (%) of daily (more than 4 times per week) consumed meal type and soft drinks between different age groups, adjusted for age and gender

From: Prevalence of overweight/obesity in relation to dietary habits and lifestyle among 7–17 years old children and adolescents in Lithuania

Food/drink 7-9 years 10-13 years 14-17 years
Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls
Fresh fruits 33.0** 31.1** 27.4 28.3 23.8 24.0
Fresh vegetables 18.3*** 16.1*** 25.4 26.3 25.3 29.2
Candy/chocolate 13.7 12.1*** 16.9* 22.8 14.4* 22.4
Biscuits/cake 8.5 5.7 5.7 3.4 6.0 5.2
Lemonade/soft drinks 6.0*** 4.8*** 14.7 12.6 12.5 10.8
Snacks (chips, peanuts, etc.) 2.7** 2.0 7.6* 2.4 5.2* 1.6
Fast food 1.4*** 1.5**** 4.9 3.5 4.2* 2.0
  1. Values are percentages
  2. *P < 0.05 in comparison with girls
  3. **P < 0.05 in comparison with 14–17-year-age group
  4. ***P < 0.05 in comparison with 10–13-year and 14–17-year-age groups
  5. ****P < 0.05 in comparison with 10–13-year-age group
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