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Table 1 Descriptive analysis of the proportions classified as normal weight, overweight and obese, as well as those who consumed breakfast, lunch and dinner yesterday, and never TV watching at breakfast, lunch and dinner, related to weight status, gender, parental education, ethnicity and country

From: Associations between eating meals, watching TV while eating meals and weight status among children, ages 10–12 years in eight European countries: the ENERGY cross-sectional study

Total N Normal weight Overweight Obese Breakfast yesterday Lunch yesterday Dinner yesterday Never TV at breakfast Never TV at lunch Never TV at dinner
   % % % % % % % % %
  7915 77 18 5 85 96 93 55 46 32
Normal weight 5953     87 96 95 55 48 34
Overweight 1413     79 96 89 54 40 28
Obese 351     69 95 79 52 33 24
p-value      ≤0.001 0.20 ≤0.001 0.30 ≤0.001 ≤0.001
Girls 4120 79 17 4 83 96 93 58 58 33
Boys 3795 75 20 5 86 96 93 51 44 32
p-value   ≤0.001 0.001 0.03 0.001 0.35 0.43 ≤0.001 0.002 0.79
Low education 2020 73 21 6 81 96 91 55 43 29
High education 3719 80 17 3 88 97 94 59 50 35
p-value   ≤0.001 0.002 ≤0.001 ≤0.001 0.18 ≤0.001 0.003 ≤0.001 ≤0.001
Non-native 617 74 19 6 79 96 92 51 33 28
Native 7175 77 18 4 85 96 93 55 47 33
p-value   0.12 0.64 0.02 ≤0.001 0.70 0.43 0.03 ≤0.001 0.01
Belgium 1008 85 12 3 87 99 99 58 64 42
Greece 1100 59 30 10 76 97 82 60 17 13
Hungary 1022 75 20 5 77 94 92 54 54 28
The Netherlands 959 84 12 4 92 96 98 45 40 42
Norway 1006 86 13 1 93 89 97 41 40 38
Slovenia 1187 73 21 6 73 97 88 60 59 35
Spain 1025 75 22 3 97 100 97 48 32 18
Switzerland 608 86 12 2 85 99 96 84 74 54
p-value   ≤0.001 ≤0.001 ≤0.001 ≤0.001 ≤0.001 ≤0.001 ≤0.001 ≤0.001 ≤0.001