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Table 3 Frequency of meal skipping among adolescents according to year level, sex and region

From: Snacking behaviours of adolescents and their association with skipping meals

Meal Total Year level Gender Region
n= 3,250   7 9   Male Female   Metro Non-Metro
Breakfast        **    **
    Skips 20 19 21   16 23   21 17  
    Eats 80 81 79   84 77   79 83  
Lunch        *    
    Skips 12 11 12   10 13   12 10  
    Eats 88 89 88   90 87   88 90  
Dinner           
    Skips 2 2 2   2 2   3 1  
    Eats 98 98 98   98 98   97 99  
  1. Values are presented as %
  2. Skips = skips a meal most days or every day
  3. Eats = skips a meal once-twice a week or less
  4. * p ≤ 0.01, ** p ≤ 0.001. Pearson's chi square test of significance.