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Table 3 Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics for high and low home preparation groups

From: Comparison of individuals with low versus high consumption of home-prepared food in a group with universally high dietary quality: a cross-sectional analysis of the UK National Diet & Nutrition Survey (2008–2016)

Characteristic High DASH
High home preparation Low home preparation Total OR/regression coefficient (95 %CI)a, b
n 621 442 1063  
Demographic
 Age (mean (95% CI)) 51.0 (49.3, 52.6) 54.6 (52.7, 56.5) 52.4 (51.2, 53.7) 3.02 (0.47, 5.57) c
 Sex (% male) 39.8 45.7 42.2 0.81 (0.58, 1.10)
 Ethnicity (% white) 76.7 90.4 82.8 0.42 (0.25, 0.73)
 Children (% with a child aged < 16) 31.2 23.9 28.3 0.96 (0.62, 1.48)
Socioeconomic
 Education (% degree) 41.9 34.0 38.7 0.69 (0.48, 0.99)
 Equivalised income (% > £35,000) 33.5 39.7 36.0 1.31 (0.90, 1.93)
 Occupation (% professional) 50.9 55.7 52.8 1.17 (0.82, 1.68)
  1. aMutually adjusted for socio-demographic variables excluding the dependent variable: age, sex, ethnicity, children, education, income and occupation
  2. bOdds ratios (95%CI), except for in the case of age
  3. cThis number represents a regression coefficient (95% CI), as age was analysed as a continuous variable
  4. Note: Italics indicate statistical significance (p < 0.05)