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Table 3 Characteristics and intraclass correlation coefficients for the dietary habits, meal frequencies, stress and communication

From: Development of family and dietary habits questionnaires: the assessment of family processes, dietary habits and adolescents’ impulsiveness in Norwegian adolescents and their parents

  Adolescents Mothers Fathers Parents
  n=440 n=54 n=242 n=155 n= 44
Dietary intake Mean SD ICC Mean SD Mean SD ICC
Soft drink, dl/day, week 0.6 (1.0) 0.58 0.1 (0.7) 0.5 (0.9) 0.88
Soft drink, dl/day, weekend 2.0 (1.7) 0.78 0.7 (1.1) 1.0 (1.5) 0.92
Cordials, dl/day, week 0.9 (1.4) 0.53 0.2 (0.5) 0.4 (1.0) 0.89
Cordials, dl/day, weekend 0.7 (1.0) 0.33 0.2 (0.6) 0.4 (0.9) 0.74
Raw vegetables, times/week 5.6 (4.9) 0.63 6.3 (4.7) 4.7 (3.6) 0.82
Cooked vegetables, times/week 3.9 (2.6) 0.60 3.7 (2.0) 3.9 (1.9) 0.66
Total vegetables, times/week 9.5 (6.4) 0.69 10.0 (5.7) 8.6 (4.7) 0.80
Meal frequencies Mean SD ICC Mean SD Mean SD ICC
Breakfast, times/week 6.0 (1.9) 0.91 6.5 (1.5) 6.1 (1.9) 0.99
Dinner, times/week 6.8 (0.7) 0.49 6.8 (0.6) 6.7 (0.7) 0.14
Family meals; breakfast, times/week 4.5 (2.6) 0.73 4.9 (2.3) 4.0 (2.4) 0.91
Family meals; dinner, times/week 6.3 (1.3) 0.21 6.1 (1.3) 5.6 (1.4) 0.84
Work-family stress # - reported by parents only Mean SD ICC Mean SD Mean SD ICC
Because of the requirements of my job; - I miss out on home or family activities that I would prefer to participant in. - - - 3.2 (0.9) 2.8 (0.9) 0.77
- my family time is less enjoyable or more pressured - - - 3.3 (0.7) 3.1 (0.7) 0.71
Working leaves me with too little time or energy to be the kind of parent I want to be - - - 3.1 (0.8) 2.9 (0.8) 0.31
Communication* - reported by adolescents only Mean SD ICC Mean SD Mean SD ICC
Your mother 1.7 (0.8) 0.69 - - - - -
Your father 2.1 (0.9) 0.72 - - - - -
Your sibling(s) 2.3 (1.0) 0.65 - - - - -
  1. n vary slightly; Adolescents n= 401 440, mothers: n=217-242, fathers: n=147-155. Intraclass correlation coefficient, ICC: Adolescents n= 50-54, parents: n= 39-44.
  2. #Strongly agree (1) to strongly disagree (4), mothers; n=217-218, fathers; n=147: not answered by those who do not have a paid job.
  3. *Very easy (1) to very difficult (4). Those who do not have or do not see this person(s) are excluded.