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Table 2 Comparison of total HEI-2015 scores by meal context and sex in the IDATA Study (N = 1021)a

From: Examining the association between meal context and diet quality: an observational study of meal context in older adults

  Meal location
(Mean (SE))
Presence of others
(Mean (SE))
Presence of a screenb
(Mean (SE))
  Away from home At home Difference With company Alone Difference With screen time Without screen time Difference
Males 56.78 (0.88) 65.00 (0.74) −8.23 (1.02)c 59.34 (0.77) 65.95 (0.88) −6.61 (1.06)c 61.88 (0.90) 63.44 (0.67) −1.57 (0.98)
Females 62.53 (0.77) 69.83 (0.79) −7.29 (0.93)c 62.15 (0.77) 69.49 (1.00) −7.34 (1.18)c 67.00 (1.03) 67.40 (0.64) −0.40 (1.02)
  1. aHEI-2015, Healthy Eating Index-2015; IDATA Interactive Diet and Activity Tracking in AARP
  2. bDefined as concurrently watching television and/or using the computer
  3. cp < 0.0001