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Table 4 Confidence in cooking 10 foods, 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 Red meat, % (95 % CI) Chicken, % (95 % CI) White fish, % (95 % CI) Oily fish, % (95 % CI) Pulses, % (95 % CI) Dry pasta, % (95 % CI) Rice (savoury), % (95 % CI) Potatoes (not chips), % (95 % CI) Fresh green veg, % (95 % CI) Root veg, % (95 % CI)
All 87.7 (84.2–90.5) 91.3 (88.1–93.8) 79.7 (75.4–83.5) 69.9 (65.2–74.1) 60.4 (55.5–65.1) 84.9 (80.9–88.1) 87.8 (84.1–90.7) 94.3 (91.2–96.4) 92.7 (89.4–95.1) 89.6 (86.1–92.3)
Gender
 Men 87.8 (82.3–91.7) 88.4 (82.7–92.3) 74.9 (67.8–80.9) 63.8 (56.5–70.5) 55.1 (47.7–62.2) 78.8 (72.3–84.2) 83.2 (76.9–88.1) 92.4 (87.0–95.7) 87.9 (81.9–92.1) 85.5 (79.5–90.0)
 Women 87.6 (82.6–91.3) 94.2 (90.3–96.6) 84.3 (79.1–88.4) 75.7 (70.0–80.7) 65.4 (58.9–71.4) 90.7 (86.0–93.9) 92.1 (87.9–95.0) 96.2 (92.1–98.2) 97.3 (93.7–98.9) 93.5 (89.2–96.1)
Age (years)
 19–34 82.0 (73.8–88.0) 88.9 (82.0–93.4) 70.5 (60.7–78.7) 56.5 (46.4–65.6) 46.4 (36.6–56.4) 92.3 (85.7–96.0) 91.7 (84.8–95.6) 93.4 (85.8–97.1) 90.4 (82.5–95.0) 85.7 (77.7–91.2)
 35–49 91.0 (84.1–95.1) 93.6 (87.2–96.9) 78.7 (70.3–85.3) 78.0 (69.9–84.4) 67.1 (58.4–74.8) 92.0 (84.6–96.0) 93.4 (86.0–97.0) 94.9 (87.6–98.0) 93.1 (85.7–96.8) 92.7 (86.0–96.3)
 50–64 91.1 (83.1–95.5) 92.1 (83.3–96.4) 86.2 (77.5–91.9) 74.4 (65.2–81.9) 65.2 (55.6–73.7) 81.9 (72.6–88.5) 84.9 (75.7–91.0) 94.6 (86.4–98.0) 93.1 (84.4–97.1) 90.3 (81.6–95.1)
 > 64 87.0 (78.4–92.5) 90.6 (82.1–95.3) 86.0 (76.8–92.0) 71.9 (61.3–80.5) 64.7 (53.9–74.1) 68.3 (57.7–77.4) 78.2 (68.2–85.7) 94.6 (87.3–97.8) 94.9 (87.9–98.0) 90.0 (80.9–95.0)
NS-SEC
 Managerial 88.0 (81.9–92.2) 91.8 (86.3–95.2) 82.4 (75.8–87.5) 76.4 (69.4–82.2) 69.2 (61.7–75.9) 90.2 (84.5–94.0) 91.0 (84.9–94.8) 95.1 (90.3–97.5) 92.9 (87.4–96.1) 90.5 (84.7–94.3)
 Intermediate 93.9 (87.3–97.1) 96.0 (88.6–98.7) 85.4 (75.5–91.7) 79.6 (69.4–87.0) 69.3 (58.2–78.5) 85.2 (75.6–91.5) 93.2 (86.5–96.7) 97.5 (84.5–99.6) 99.6 (96.9–99.9) 97.6 (90.9–99.4)
 Routine 84.0 (77.4–88.9) 88.2 (82.0–92.5) 73.7 (66.0–80.2) 57.6 (49.8–65.1) 46.0 (38.5–53.7) 79.0 (71.8–84.8) 81.3 (74.2–86.8) 91.8 (85.6–95.5) 88.7 (81.8–93.2) 84.1 (77.2–89.2)
Respondent is main food provider
 No 81.7 (73.5–87.8) 84.3 (76.2–90.0) 67.4 (58.0–75.6) 56.2 (46.8–65.3) 49.5 (40.2–58.8) 81.6 (73.3–87.7) 84.2 (76.0–89.9) 90.0 (82.6–94.4) 83.9 (75.6–89.7) 81.1 (72.7–87.3)
 Yes 90.6 (86.9–93.3) 94.7 (91.7–96.7) 85.7 (81.3–89.2) 76.4 (71.5–80.7) 65.6 (59.9–70.8) 86.5 (81.9–90.0) 89.5 (85.4–92.6) 96.5 (92.9–98.3) 97.0 (93.7–98.6) 93.7 (90.2–96.0)
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