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Table 1 The schoolchildren described by the applied variables, per cent (n)

From: Fruit and vegetable intake is associated with frequency of breakfast, lunch and evening meal: cross-sectional study of 11-, 13-, and 15-year-olds

  Boys Girls Total
  11 years 13 years 15 years 11 years 13 years 15 years  
  % n % n % n % n % n % n n = 3913
Dependent variables
Low frequency of fruit intake 1           
Yes 66.2 (432) 74.4 (495) 81.8 (467) 57.3 (422) 62.6 (418) 63.6 (394) 2628
No 33.1 (216) 24.5 (163) 16.5 (94) 41.3 (304) 36.7 (245) 35.5 (220) 1242
Missing 0.8 (5) 1.1 (7) 1.8 (10) 1.4 (10) 0.8 (5) 1.0 (6) 43
Low frequency of vegetable intake 1          
Yes 67.5 (441) 74.3 (494) 78.3 (447) 65.2 (480) 67.7 (452) 71.6 (444) 2758
No 31.6 (206) 23.2 (154) 19.6 (112) 33.0 (243) 31.4 (210) 27.1 (168) 1093
Missing 0.9 (6) 2.6 (17) 2.1 (12) 1.8 (13) 0.9 (6) 1.3 (8) 62
Independent variables              
Breakfast consumption             
Irregular 2 12.6 (82) 15.0 (100) 18.7 (107) 12.6 (93) 23.7 (158) 26.8 (166) 706
Regular 86.2 (563) 84.5 (562) 79.5 (454) 86.7 (638) 75.5 (504) 71.9 (446) 3167
Missing 1.2 (8) 0.5 (3) 1.8 (10) 0.7 (5) 0.9 (6) 1.3 (8) 40
Lunch consumption              
Irregular 2 24.7 (161) 34.1 (227) 31.9 (182) 17.4 (128) 36.1 (241) 31.9 (198) 1137
Regular 74.1 (484) 65.4 (435) 66.4 (379) 81.7 (601) 63.2 (422) 67.3 (417) 2738
Missing 1.2 (8) 0.5 (3) 1.8 (10) 1.0 (7) 0.8 (5) 0.8 (5) 38
Evening meal consumption              
Irregular 3 6.9 (45) 7.7 (51) 7.5 (43) 5.8 (43) 11.5 (77) 18.1 (112) 371
Regular 91.9 (600) 91.9 (611) 91.4 (522) 93.6 (689) 88.2 (589) 81.1 (503) 3514
Missing 1.2 (8) 0.5 (3) 1.1 (6) 0.5 (4) 0.3 (2) 0.8 (5) 28
Covariates              
Overweight status              
Overweight 10.6 (69) 8.4 (56) 13.5 (77) 9.7 (71) 8.1 (54) 9.8 (61) 388
Not overweight 76.0 (496) 79.9 (531) 78.1 (446) 74.2 (546) 83.1 (555) 83.7 (519) 3093
Missing 13.5 (88) 11.7 (78) 8.4 (48) 16.2 (119) 8.8 (59) 6.5 (40) 432
Intended weight loss              
Yes 16.9 (110) 13.2 (88) 10.9 (62) 22.8 (168) 30.1 (201) 35.3 (219) 848
No 82.2 (537) 85.7 (570) 87.7 (501) 75.4 (555) 68.3 (456) 62.9 (390) 3009
Missing 0.9 (6) 1.1 (7) 1.4 (8) 1.8 (13) 1.7 (11) 1.8 (11) 56
See oneself as fat              
Yes 25.6 (167) 25.7 (171) 22.9 (131) 33.0 (243) 44.0 (294) 48.2 (299) 1305
No 73.7 (481) 73.5 (489) 74.8 (427) 66.4 (489) 55.2 (369) 50.5 (313) 2568
Missing 0.8 (5) 0.8 (5) 2.3 (13) 0.5 (4) 0.8 (5) 1.3 (8) 40
Family type              
Traditional 60.5 (395) 62.4 (415) 66.0 (377) 60.3 (444) 58.7 (392) 58.7 (364) 2387
Single parent 14.6 (95) 15.2 (101) 13.7 (78) 13.5 (99) 15.3 (102) 13.6 (84) 559
Reconstructed 11.2 (73) 11.9 (79) 9.8 (56) 12.9 (95) 12.0 (80) 12.7 (79) 462
Others 1.8 (12) 1.2 (8) 1.1 (6) 1.2 (9) 2.0 (13) 2.3 (14) 62
Missing 11.9 (78) 9.3 (62) 9.5 (54) 12.1 (89) 12.1 (81) 12.7 (79) 443
Family social class              
High 21.9 (143) 19.6 (130) 30.1 (172) 21.1 (155) 20.1 (134) 25.5 (158) 892
Medium 47.0 (307) 52.3 (348) 49.2 (281) 51.2 (377) 55.7 (372) 53.7 (333) 2018
Low 17.9 (117) 16.1 (107) 15.1 (86) 16.9 (124) 15.1 (101) 15.3 (95) 630
Missing 13.2 (86) 12.0 (80) 5.6 (32) 10.9 (80) 9.1 (61) 5.5 (34) 373
  1. 1Eat fruit/vegetables 5-6 days a week or less 2 Eat breakfast/lunch three weekdays or less
  2. 3Eat evening meal four weekdays or less