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Table 5 Changes in food and alcohol consumption during lockdown relative to post-lockdown period

From: Life in a time of COVID: a mixed method study of the changes in lifestyle, mental and psychosocial health during and after lockdown in Western Australians

  Increased (%) Same (%) Decreased (%) Wilcoxon Sign Rank (Z) Cohen’s d
Daily number of serves (373)
 Vegetables 12.6 74.5 12.9 − 0.24 0.02
 Fruit 14.2 73.2 12.6 −0.39 0.04
 Grain 22.0 69.4 8.6 −4.83*** 0.36
 Meat 13.1 78.8 8.0 −1.70 0.18
Snack meals per week (372) 20.4 66.7 12.9 − 3.35*** 0.25
Consumption of soft drinks
 Days per week (389) 11.6 84.1 4.4 −3.37*** 0.24
 Cups per day (130) 23.1 67.7 9.2 3.35*** 0.24
Alcohol consumption
 Days per week (370) 35.1 55.9 8.9 −8.31*** 0.64
 Standard drinks per day (363) 23.1 66.4 10.5 −3.08** 0.23
  1. Note. Statistical analysis was performed using Wilcoxon Sign Ranked test on unaggregated response data. ** = p-value < 0.01. *** = p-value < 0.001. The number of respondents (n) for each item are provided in brackets