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Table 2 Descriptive data on life transitions among participants in the Project EAT study with two or more waves of survey data (n = 2902)

From: Associations of early adulthood life transitions with changes in fast food intake: a latent trajectory analysis

  Across all waves Between pairs of waves
Waves 1–2 Waves 2–3 Waves 3–4
Leaving the parental home
 Completes transition, %(n) 76.3 (2214) 32.4 (940) 29.7 (863) 14.2 (411)
 No transition, %(n) 22.8 (661) 54.3 (1576) 37.3 (1083) 43.8 (1271)
 Missing, %(n) 0.9 (27) 13.3 (386) 32.9 (956) 42.0 (1220)
Leaving full-time education
 Completes transition, %(n) 87.1 (2527) 26.3 (763) 49.0 (1423) 11.8 (341)
 No transition, %(n) 12.3 (357) 58.6 (1700) 27.2 (789) 47.9 (1390)
 Missing, %(n) 0.6 (18) 15.1 (439) 23.8 (690) 40.4 (1171)
Beginning full-time employment
 Completes transition, %(n) 74.7 (2169) 26.5 (769) 35.8 (1038) 12.5 (362)
 No transition, %(n) 24.0 (697) 58.6 (1701) 34.8 (1010) 41.7 (1210)
 Missing, %(n) 1.2 (36) 14.9 (432) 29.4 (854) 45.8 (1330)
Beginning cohabitation
 Completes transition, %(n) 59.9 (1739) 10.5 (305) 31.9 (925) 17.5 (509)
 No transition, %(n) 39.5 (1145) 76.2 (2211) 39.8 (1155) 40.3 (1169)
 Missing, %(n) 0.6 (18) 13.3 (386) 28.3 (822) 42.2 (1224)
Becoming a parent
 Completes transition, %(n) 43.2 (1254) 9.7 (281) 15.6 (454) 17.9 (519)
 No transition, %(n) 56.1 (1627) 75.7 (2197) 61.5 (1784) 41.5 (1205)
 Missing, %(n) 0.7 (21) 14.6 (424) 22.9 (664) 40.6 (1178)
  1. ‘No transition’ includes both those who have not yet transitioned or who have already completed a transition, i.e. those who show no change in status between 2 waves. Mean age at each wave: wave 1: 14.9y (SD = 1.6), wave 2: 19.4y (SD = 1.7), wave 3: 25.3y (SD = 1.6) and wave 4: 31.1y (SD = 1.6)