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Table 3 Dietary quality and eating behaviours: (a) actual frequency and b) recommended frequency for participants whose children had better and poorer quality diets, comparing (BOGH1)1 and (BOGH2)2 criteria

From: Maternal feeding behaviour and young children's dietary quality: A cross-sectional study of socially disadvantaged mothers of two-year old children using the Theory of Planned Behaviour

Feeding behaviour Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mann-whitney U (Z-Scores), P
   a) Actual frequency (times per week) BOGH1: Better
quality diet
(n = 45, 15%)
BOGH1: Poorer
quality diet
(n = 255, 85%)
 
Preparing Breakfast 6.91 (.36) 6.4 (1.4) -2.86, p = .004
Cooking from Scratch 3.27 (1.9) 3.16 (1.8) -.25, p = .79
Sit-down meal 3.6 (2.4) 2.5 (2.6) -2.75, p = .006
  BOGH2: Better quality diet
(n = 70, 23%)
BOGH2: Poorer
quality diet
(n = 230, 77%)
 
Preparing Breakfast 6.9 (.42) 6.3 (1.5) -3.85, p = .001
Cooking from Scratch 3.9 (1.8) 3.0 (1.9) -3.07, p = .002
Sit-down meal 3.7 (2.5) 2.4 (2.5) -3.95, p <.0001
   b) Recommended frequency3 BOGH1: Better quality diet
(n = 45, 15%)
BOGH1: Poorer quality diet
(n = 255, 85%)
 
Preparing Breakfast 3.81 (.79) 3.65 (1.1) -1.85, p = .06
Cooking from Scratch 3.16 (1.0) 2.90 (1.0) -1.9, p = .23
Sit-down meal 4.65 (.77) 3.97 (1.2) -3.98, p <.0001
  BOGH2: Better quality diet
(n = 70, 23%)
BOGH2: Poorer quality diet
(n = 230, 77%)
 
Preparing Breakfast 3.95 (.72) 3.52 (1.01) -3.01, p = .002
Cooking from Scratch 3.24 (1.05) 2.91 (1.02) -2.96, p = .021
Sit-down meal 4.43(.98) 3.96(1.18) -4.48, p <.0001
  1. 1BOGH1: Achieves all 5 'Balance of Good Health' criteria (see Table 1)
  2. 2BOGH2: Achieves 4 out of 5 'Balance of Good Health' criteria
  3. 3Preparing breakfast every day; Cooking from scratch more than four times per week; Proper sit-down meal at least once a week.