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Table 1 Mean values (SDs) and statistical test results for BMI, age, gender, and manipulation check

From: Perceived eating norms and vegetable consumption in children

Variables High intake norm Low intake norm No norm Control Test statistic and p-value
(n = 36) (n = 37) (n = 35) (n = 35)
BMI (z-score) .30 .35 .42 .10 F(3,139) = .77, p = .51
(1.10) (.81) (.96) (.87)
Age (years) 9.07 9.20 9.01 8.85 F(3,139) = .45, p = .72
(1.35) (1.14) (1.21) (1.50)
Gender      
 Boys (n) 17 20 18 15 X 2(3, n = 143) = 1.04, p = .79
 Girls (n) 19 17 17 20  
Belief about amount of carrots eaten by other children (manipulation check) a 2.7 1.6 2.0 2.0 F(3,139) = 45.1, p < .001
(.48) (.55) (.24) (.24)
  1. aChildren selected one of three options regarding their beliefs about the amount of carrots eaten by other children: almost all, some, or none. A higher mean corresponds to a belief that other children had eaten a large amount of carrots