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Table 3 Trend in FV intake and the mediated effect of preferences and accessibility on this trend

From: Changes in 10-12 year old's fruit and vegetable intake in Norway from 2001 to 2008 in relation to gender and socioeconomic status - a comparison of two cross-sectional groups

  c (SE) c' (SE) a(SE) b (SE) ab (SE)
FV intake -0.55 (0.29)‡     
Accessibility   1.42 (0.26)*** 1.08 (0.15)*** 0.82 (0.04)*** 0.89 (0.13)***
Preferences   0.83 (0.26)** 0.31 (0.15)* 0.83 (0.04)*** 0.25 (0.12)*
  1. c = total change in FV intake over time; c' = change in FV intake over time when adjusted for changes in the mediator; a = change in mediator over time; b = association between mediator and FV intake when adjusted for changes over time; ab = mediated effect using the product of coefficient test. SE, standard error. All analyses are adjusted for clustering effects and time, gender, parental education and treatment condition. ‡ p < 0.10; * p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001