Table 3

Cross-sectional associations§ between tertiles of eating pattern scores and overweight in 7th grade (n = 691).

Eating pattern

n

Overweight and

obese children

n (%)

OR crude1 (95% CI)

OR adjusted2 (95% CI)


'Junk/convenient'

Tertile 1

237

42 (18)

1

1

Tertile 2

230

38 (17)

1.0 (0.6, 1.6)

1.0 (0.6, 1.6)

Tertile 3

224

34 (15)

0.8 (0.5, 1.3)

0.8 (0.5, 1.4)

'Varied Norwegian'

Tertile 1

222

50 (23)

1

1

Tertile 2

232

36 (16)

0.6 (0.4, 1.0)

0.7 (0.4, 1.2)

Tertile 3

237

28 (12)

0.5 (0.3, 0.8)

0.6 (0.4, 0.9)

'Snacking'

Tertile 1

222

39 (18)

1

1

Tertile 2

237

37 (16)

0.8 (0.5, 1.3)

0.9 (0.5, 1.5)

Tertile 3

232

38 (16)

0.9 (0.5,1.5)

1.0 (0.6,1.6)

'Dieting'

Tertile 1

232

30 (13)

1

1

Tertile 2

234

31 (13)

1.0 (0.6, 1.8)

1.1 (0.6, 1.9)

Tertile 3

225

53 (24)

2.1 (1.3, 3.4)

2.2 (1.3, 3.8)


§ Odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI)

1 Adjusted for the other eating patterns.

2 Adjusted for the other eating patterns and significantly associated background variables.

Oellingrath et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:106   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-106

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