Table 5

Changes in eating pattern scores and risk§ of remaining overweight between the 4th and 7th grades (n = 386).

Eating pattern change

n

Unchanged overweight

n (%)

OR crude1 (95% CI)

OR adjusted2 (95% CI)


'Junk/convenient'

Decreased scores

201

26 (13)

1

1

Stable or increased scores

185

15 (8)

0.7 (0.3, 1.3)

0.8 (0.4, 1.7)

'Varied Norwegian'

Decreased scores

172

27 (16)

1

1

Stable or increased scores

214

14 (7)

0.4 (0.2, 0.8)

0.4 (0.2, 0.8)

'Snacking'

Decreased scores

169

16 (9)

1

1

Stable or increased scores

217

25 (12)

1.2 (0.6, 2.4)

1.4 (0.7, 2.9)

'Dieting'

Decreased

174

16 (9)

1

1

Stable or increased scores

212

25 (12)

1.3 (0.6, 2.5)

1.3 (0.6, 2.7)


§ Odds ratio (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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