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Table 2 frequency of eating take away meals at home by socio-demographic variables; UK National Diet & Nutrition Survey 2008-12

From: Frequency and socio-demographic correlates of eating meals out and take-away meals at home: cross-sectional analysis of the UK national diet and nutrition survey, waves 1–4 (2008–12)

Variable Level 1-2/week or more, % (95% CI) Unadjusted OR (95% CI) Mutually adjusted OR (95% CI)
All adults (n = 2001) 21.1 (19.1 – 23.3) -- --
Gender Male 23.1 (20.1 – 26.4) Reference Reference
  Female 19.2 (16.6 – 22.0) 0.89 (0.68 – 1.17) 0.94 (0.71 – 1.23)
Age (years) 19-29 32.4 (26.3 – 39.1) Reference Reference
  30-39 25.8 (21.3 – 30.9) 0.82 (0.54 – 1.26) 0.81 (0.53 – 1.23)
  40-49 26.5 (22.1 – 31.4) 0.96 (0.64 – 1.45) 0.90 (0.59 – 1.36)
  50-59 16.9 (12.9 – 21.8) 0.50 (0.32 – 0.80) 0.49 (0.31 – 0.78)
  60-69 12.6 (8.6 – 17.9) 0.38 (0.22 – 0.66) 0.36 (0.21 – 0.64)
  >69 7.9 (4.7 – 12.9) 0.19 (0.09 – 0.39) 0.18 (0.08 – 0.37)
NS-SEC Routine & manual 22.1 (18.8 – 25.8) Reference Reference
  Intermediate 23.5 (19.0 – 28.8) 1.03 (0.71 – 1.51) 1.09 (0.73 – 1.60)
  Managerial & professional 19.2 (16.4 – 22.3) 0.99 (0.73 – 1.34) 1.03 (0.74 – 1.44)
Age left education (years) <16 14.5 (10.9 – 19.0) Comparator Comparator
  16-17 25.8 (22.0 – 29.9) 2.04 (1.39 – 3.00) 1.25 (0.83 – 1.89)
  >17 19.9 (16.8 – 23.5) 1.47 (0.99 – 2.17) 0.83 (0.53 – 1.31)
All children (n = 1963) 21.0 (19.1 – 23.1) -- --
Gender Male 23.7 (20.8 – 26.7) Reference Reference
  Female 18.2 (15.6 – 21.1) 0.71 (0.55 – 0.93) 0.70 (0.54 – 0.91)
Age (years) 0-4 14.0 (10.8 – 17.9) Reference Reference
  5-9 18.4 (15.1 – 22.1) 1.43 (0.96 – 2.11) 1.44 (0.98 – 2.14)
  10-14 23.1 (19.3 – 27.4) 1.77 (1.20 – 2.61) 1.79 (1.20 – 2.64)
  15-18 27.7 (23.1 – 32.7) 2.43 (1.63 – 3.64) 2.44 (1.63 – 3.65)
NS-SEC Routine & manual 26.0 (22.6 – 29.9) Reference Reference
  Intermediate 20.4 (16.1 – 25.4) 0.81 (0.56 – 1.17) 0.82 (0.57 – 1.19)
  Managerial & professional 17.0 (14.4 – 19.9) 0.59 (0.44 – 0.79) 0.60 (0.45 – 0.81)
  1. 1weighted percentages that correct for selective non-response.
  2. OR: odds ratio; CI: confidence intervals; NS-SEC: National Statistics Socio-economic Classification.
  3. Bold indicates statistically significantly different from reference category at p < 0.05.