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Table 1 Frequency and odds of main meal preparation, National Diet & Nutrition Survey, 2008–09, n = 509

From: Prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of cooking skills in UK adults: cross-sectional analysis of data from the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey

Variable & level Distribution, % (95 % confidence intervals) Respondent prepares main meal for self ± others 5+ days per week Main food provider prepares main meal for self ± others 5+ days per week
   % (95 % confidence intervals) Odds ratio (95 % confidence intervals) % (95 % confidence intervals) Odds ratio (95 % confidence intervals)
All 100 63.1 (58.1–67.8) -- 83.9 (80.0–87.2) --
Gender
 Men 49.0 (44.2–53.9) 43.5 (36.5–50.8) Reference 84.5 (79.0–88.8) Reference
 Women 51.0 (46.1–55.8) 81.9 (76.0–86.6) 5.85 (3.69–9.28) 83.4 (77.4–88.0) 0.92 (0.54–1.56)
Age (years)
 19–34 28.0 (23.6–32.8) 53.3 (43.1–63.2) Reference 76.9 (67.1–84.5) Reference
 35–49 27.6 (23.5–32.0) 67.8 (59.0–75.4) 1.85 (1.06–3.22) 85.6 (79.1–90.3) 1.78 (0.91–3.48)
 50–64 24.4 (20.5–28.6) 66.3 (56.4–75.0) 1.73 (0.96–3.10) 87.8 (81.0–92.3) 2.15 (1.05–4.42)
 > 64 20.1 (16.5–24.3) 66.3 (55.5–75.6) 1.73 (0.94–3.18) 86.7 (77.2–92.7) 1.96 (0.86–4.47)
NS-SEC
 Managerial & prof. 41.7 (37.0–46.7) 60.2 (52.3–67.5) Reference 84.0 (77.2–89.1) Reference
 Intermediate 22.2 (18.3–26.8) 72.7 (61.3–81.7) 1.76 (0.96–3.24) 88.4 (79.7–93.7) 1.46 (0.65–3.24)
 Routine & manual 36.1 (31.4–40.9) 60.5 (52.2–68.2) 1.01 (0.64–1.61) 81.7 (75.0–86.9) 0.85 (0.47–1.53)
Respondent is main food provider
 No 32.6 (27.9–37.5) 16.9 (11.0–25.1) Reference -- --
 Yes 67.5 (62.5–72.1) 85.3 (80.8–88.9) 28.48 (15.77–51.44) -- --
  1. NS-SEC National Statistics socio-economic classification, -- not applicable