Table 5

OR (CI 95%) for less than daily meal consumption at age 19 and 27 years, stratified by adolescent family structurea
OR for breakfast/lunch/evening meal consumption less than daily at age 19 OR for breakfast/lunch/evening meal consumption less than daily at age 27
Traditional family structure Other family structure P-value adolescent family structure interactionb Traditional family structure Other family structure

P-value adolescent

family structure interactionb

Age 15
Breakfast consumption
Daily 1 1 1 1
More seldom than daily 4.63(2.73-7.84) 4.34(1.72-10.97) 0.807 1.76(1.05-2.95) 2.21(0.89-5.52) 0.634
Lunch consumption
Daily 1 1 1 1
More seldom than daily 2.50(1.56-3.99) 2.49(1.03-6.03) 0.935 2.19(1.37-3.48) 0.72(0.27-1.90) 0.080
Evening meal consumption
Daily 1 1 1 1
More seldom than daily 3.41(2.20-5.29) 4.21(1.55-11.41) 0.909 1.09(0.60-2.15) 2.74(0.61-12.38) 0.305
Age 19
Breakfast consumption
Daily 1 1
More seldom than daily 2.38(1.55-3.64) 3.91(1.58-9.68) 0.460
Lunch consumption
Daily 1 1
More seldom than daily 3.11(1.99-4.84) 0.96(0.37-2.55) 0.038
Evening meal consumption
Daily 1 1
More seldom than daily 3.71(1.95-7.06) Not statistical possible because of too few cases 0.951

aAdjusted for gender and adolescent family social class.

bThe interaction term was included in the analyses of the full study population.

Pedersen et al.

Pedersen et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:445   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-445

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