Table 5

Odds ratios of frequent consumption for students living at ‘other’ accommodation compared to students living at parental home (for food groups with heterogeneous effects by country/sex)
Females Males
Germany Denmark Poland Bulgaria Germany Denmark Poland Bulgaria
Food group OR (95% CI)a OR (95% CI)a OR (95% CI)a OR (95% CI)a OR (95% CI)a OR (95% CI)a OR (95% CI)a OR (95% CI)a
Cakes 0.46 (0.30-0.73) 0.36 (0.13-1.05) 0.66 (0.41-1.07) 1.34 (0.87-2.04) 0.62 (0.37-1.02) 1.31 (0.48-3.57) 0.58 (0.30-1.15) 0.51 (0.28-0.93)
Salads* 0.79 (0.52-1.21) 1.53 (0.54-4.32) 0.47 (0.29-0.76) 0.35 (0.23-0.54) 0.70 (0.42-1.16) 0.35 (0.17-0.75) 0.69 (0.33-1.46) 0.20 (0.11-0.36)

a odds ratio (95% CI) for high frequency versus low frequency consumption among those living at ‘other’ accommodation compared to students living at parental home, analysis stratified by sex/country, each food group was analysed separately; numbers below 1 indicated that consumption among those not living at home was less common; similar numbers indicate similarities across the countries and by sex.

Frequent consumption defined as: several times a day/daily/several times per week.

* Frequent consumption defined as: several times a day/daily.

El Ansari et al.

El Ansari et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:28   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-28

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