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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of adolescents by frequency of consuming a meal with their family during the previous school week

From: Relationships between frequency of family meals, BMI and nutritional aspects of the home food environment among New Zealand adolescents

Frequency of family meals None 1–2 days 3–4 days Everyday  
  n %1 SE % SE % SE % SE p-value
Total 3119 9.6 0.6 17.9 0.7 30.2 0.9 42.4 1.1  
Gender           
Male 1496 8.0 0.7 17.0 1.0 31.8 1.2 43.2 1.4  
Female 1623 11.1 0.9 18.7 1.0 28.7 1.1 41.6 1.5 0.049
Ethnicity           
Pacific Island 1949 8.6 0.7 19.1 0.9 31.2 1.0 41.0 1.3  
Maori 603 10.3 1.2 16.7 1.3 30.0 2.3 43.0 2.1  
Asian 335 11.3 1.6 14.6 1.8 27.2 2.4 46.9 2.7  
European 232 13.8 2.0 15.1 2.6 25.9 3.2 45.3 3.2 0.55
Age           
≥ 13 733 8.6 1.1 17.2 1.6 28.1 1.8 46.1 1.9  
14 780 8.8 1.2 16.2 1.2 30.9 1.7 44.1 2.0  
15 600 10.5 1.3 14.5 1.5 29.7 2.0 45.3 2.2  
16 538 9.3 1.1 22.3 1.6 31.8 2.2 36.6 2.3  
≥ 17 468 11.8 1.7 20.9 1.9 31.0 2.1 36.3 2.1 < 0.001
  1. 1Standard Error for the percent