Table 1

Percentage (and n) of boys and girls reporting daily consumption
Fruit Vegetables Sweets Soft drinks Breakfast Dinner
11 y boys 42.4% (331) 30.7% (287) 4.4% (34) 9.2% (71) 83.2% (664) 81.7% (627)
11 y girls 56.5% (449) 40.0% (316) 5.7% (45) 5.7% (45) 80.7% (636) 86.7% (680)
Gender diff χ2 p < .001 p < .001 ns p < .01 ns p < .01
13 y boys 34.7 (287) 27.4% (226) 9.2% (76) 14.1% (117) 76.2% (632) 87.4% (726)
13 y girls 44.7% (337) 30.5% (229) 9.6% (72) 11.0% (83) 65.9% (494) 82.9% (622)
Gender diffχ2 p < .001 ns ns p < .05 p < .001 p < .01
15 y boys 31.6% (257) 22.6% (184) 12.9% (105) 21.0% (171) 66.4% (539) 84.7% (689)
15 y girls 40.7% (291) 29.7% (212) 13.1% (94) 13.7% (98) 51.6% (368) 77.6% (553)
Gender diffχ2 p < .001 p < .01 ns p < .001 p < .001 p < .001
16 y boys 21.4% (186) 17.5% (152) 11.1% (97) 22.5% (196) 60.1% (525) 84.7% (689)
16 y girls 38.5% (228) 29.2% (249) 15.4% (131) 14.0% (119) 55.3% (471) 78.8% (670)
Gender diffχ2 p < .001 p < .001 p < .01 p < .001 ns p < .01
Grade diff χ2 p < .001 p < .001 p < .001 p < .001 p < .001 ns

χ2: chi-square.

Fismen et al.

Fismen et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:1036   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-1036

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