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Table 1 Population characteristics at baseline

From: Early determinants of food liking among 5y-old children: a longitudinal study from the EDEN mother-child cohort

  Mean ± sd or n (%)
Number of mother/child pairs 1142
Maternal characteristics  
 Age at delivery (years) 30 ± 5
 Pre-pregnancy BMI (kg/m2) 23.4 ± 4.6
 From Poitiers recruitment centre (%) 638 (56)
 University degree (%) 658 (58)
Newborn characteristics  
 Boys (%) 612 (54)
 Gestational age (weeks) 39.3 ± 1.7
 Birthweight (kg) 3.3 ± 0.5
 Any breastfeeding duration (months) 3.3 ± 3.7
 Age of complementary food introduction (months) 4.5 ± 1.6
Maternal food intake before pregnancy  
 Fruit and vegetables (times/day) 3.4 ± 2.7
 Meat, fish and eggs (times/day) 1.0 ± 0.3
 Cakes (times/day) 0.6 ± 0.6
 Cheese (times/day) 0.7 ± 0.3
Parental feeding practices at 2y (score ranked from 1 to 5)  
 Restriction for weight 1.7 ± 0.6
 Child control 2.3 ± 0.7
Average food neophobia between 1 to 4y (score ranked from 1 to 4) 2.1 ± 0.6
 Food neophobia score at 1y 1.6 ± 0.6
 Food neophobia score at 2y 2.0 ± 0.9
 Food neophobia score at 3y 2.1 ± 0.8
 Food neophobia score at 4y 2.1 ± 0.8
Child’s food intake at 3y  
 Fruit and vegetables (times/day) 1.1 ± 0.6
 Meat, fish, eggs (times/day) 1.2 ± 0.4
 Dairy products (times/day) 2.5 ± 0.5
 Dessert (times/day) 1.3 ± 0.3
Child’s food liking at 5y (score ranked from 0 to 10)  
 Fruit and vegetables 6.4 ± 2.0
 Meat, fish and eggs 6.4 ± 2.3
 Cheese 4.0 ± 4.2
 Dessert 6.7 ± 2.9