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Table 6 Ability, and odds of having ability, to prepare four dish types without help, 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 Convenience foods & ready meals Complete meal from ready-made ingredients Main dish from basic ingredients Cake or biscuits from basic ingredients
  % (95 % CI) Odds ratio (95 % CI) % (95 % CI) Odds ratio (95 % CI) % (95 % CI) Odds ratio (95 % CI) % (95 % CI) Odds ratio (95 % CI)
All respondents 97.6 (95.3–98.7) -- 93.1 (90.1–95.3) -- 89.2 (85.5–92.1) -- 69.0 (64.2–73.4) --
Gender
 Men 95.7 (91.3–97.9) Reference 89.2 (83.6–93.0) Reference 82.8 (76.1–87.9) Reference 47.6 (40.0–54.9) Reference
 Women 99.4 (97.1–99.9) 6.91 (1.28–37.33) 97.0 (94.0–98.5) 3.90 (1.65–9.17) 95.5 (92.1–97.4) 1.10 (0.40–3.03) 89.5 (85.1–92.7) 9.44 (5.77–15.45)
Age (years)
 19–34 98.9 (95.6–99.7) Reference 95.6 (89.8–98.2) Reference 86.0 (77.5–91.6) Reference 64.8 (54.7–73.8) Reference
 35–49 99.2 (94.5–99.9) 1.44 (0.13–16.23) 97.4 (93.0–99.1) 1.71 (0.43–6.80) 91.6 (84.1–95.8) 1.79 (0.71–4.51) 79.1 (70.9–85.4) 2.05 (1.11–3.77)
 50–64 94.5 (85.9–98.0) 0.20 (0.03–1.12) 90.4 (81.6–95.3) 0.43 (0.13–1.41) 89.9 (81.0–95.0) 1.46 (0.57–3.73) 67.8 (57.8–76.4) 1.14 (0.63–2.09)
 > 64 97.2 (91.1–99.2) 0.39 (0.06–2.53) 87.1 (78.1–92.8) 0.31 (0.10–0.94) 89.5 (80.8–94.6) 1.39 (0.56–3.49) 62.4 (51.5–72.1) 0.87 (0.47–1.61)
NS-SEC
 Managerial & prof. 97.9 (94.5–99.2) Reference 94.2 (89.4–96.9) Reference 92.3 (87.0–95.6) Reference 73.5 (66.1–79.7) Reference
 Intermediate 98.1 (92.6–99.5) 1.12 (0.19–6.43) 94.2 (85.1–97.8) 0.98 (0.29–3.37) 88.5 (77.9–94.4) 0.64 (0.24–1.70) 66.9 (55.4–76.7) 0.73 (0.40–1.33)
 Routine & manual 96.9 (91.2–98.9) 0.69 (0.14–3.45) 91.4 (85.8–94.9) 0.62 (0.25–1.50) 86.4 (79.6–91.1) 0.51 (0.24–1.12) 65.5 (57.7–72.5) 0.66 (0.41–1.08)
Respondent is main food provider
 No 94.7 (88.0–97.8) Reference 85.3 (77.3–90.8) Reference 74.0 (64.8–81.5) Reference 48.7 (39.4–58.0) Reference
 Yes 98.9 (97.3–99.6) 5.15 (1.40–18.89) 96.9 (94.6–98.3) 5.46 (2.46–12.09) 96.6 (93.4–98.1) 9.86 (4.67–20.83) 78.6 (73.6–82.9) 3.87 (2.42–6.18)
  1. CI confidence intervals, NS-SEC National Statistics socio-economic classification, -- not applicable