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Table 2 Dietary and demographic factors at follow up (mean age 33 years). The Oslo Youth Study 1999.

From: Psychosocial predictors of eating habits among adults in their mid-30s: The Oslo Youth Study follow-up 1991–1999

Variable Categories Men (n = 240*) Women (n = 279*) p-value**
Fruit and vegetable intake Grams per day, mean (SD) 335 (192) 367 (213) 0.074
Whole grain intake Grams per day, mean (SD) 143 (128) 125 (99) 0.070
Total fat intake Per cent from total energy intake, mean (SD) 31.5 (5.9) 32.1 (5.9) 0.250
Added sugar intake Per cent from total energy intake, mean (SD) 10.9 (7.7) 10.3 (6.3) 0.403
Education ≤9 years 6.7 5.8 0.004
  10 – 11 years 23.3 11.6  
  12 years 25.4 29.1  
  13 – 17 years 25.4 35.3  
  ≥17 years 19.2 18.2  
Household income previous year <200 000 NOK 8.4 12.7 0.048
  200 000 – 299 000 NOK*** 15.8 23.6  
  300 000 – 399 000 NOK 19.2 13.1  
  400 000 – 499 000 NOK 24.8 20.0  
  500 000 – 599 000 NOK 17.9 15.6  
  ≥600 000 NOK 13.7 14.9  
Marital status Married or co-habitant 71.5 73.2 0.696
  Single 28.5 26.8  
Children, number No children 46.3 30.4 0.002
  1 child 20.8 24.6  
  2 children 25.0 37.0  
  3 children or more 7.9 8.0  
  1. * n differ slightly between different variables due to missing values. ** p-value for difference between men and women. ***NOK = Norwegian krone.