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Table 4 Children’s eating behaviours, and change in eating behaviours by study arm

From: Reducing screen-time and unhealthy snacking in 9–11 year old children: the Kids FIRST pilot randomised controlled trial

Eating behaviour variablesStudy armMean (SD) frequency/day at baseline (week 0)Mean (SD) frequency/day at post-intervention (week 13)Difference in means (95% CI)
FruitST and Snacking1.76 (0.98)1.54 (0.91)− 0.21 (− 0.69, 0.26)
ST only3.30 (1.37)2.94 (1.42)− 0.36 (− 0.79, 0.08)
Snacking only1.82 (1.25)2.14 (1.51)0.32 (−0.49, 1.13)
Control2.73 (1.38)2.83 (1.47)0.10 (−0.29, 0.49)
VegetablesST and Snacking2.80 (1.28)2.80 (1.41)0.00 (−0.38, 0.38)
ST only3.18 (1.31)3.20 (1.31)0.02 (−0.38, 0.42)
Snacking only2.67 (1.57)2.60 (1.48)−0.07 (− 0.88, 0.74)
Control2.50 (1.67)2.21 (1.38)−0.17 (−1.09, 0.73)
Savoury snacksST and Snacking1.16 (0.48)1.04 (0.54)−0.11 (− 0.32, 0.08)
ST only1.06 (0.81)1.38 (0.91)0.32 (−0.12, 0.76)
Snacking only1.28 (0.95)1.67 (1.34)0.39 (−0.13, 0.91)
Control1.03 (0.52)0.86 (0.54)−0.17 (− 0.36, 0.03)
Sweet snacksST and Snacking1.26 (0.82)1.42 (1.21)0.17 (−0.33, 0.66)
ST only1.78 (1.04)1.78 (1.45)0.00 (−0.52, 0.52)
Snacking only1.46 (0.88)1.32 (0.91)−0.07 (− 0.24, 0.09)
Control1.64 (1.38)1.67 (1.33)0.04 (−0.20, 0.27)
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