Table 6

Time on diet by meat consumption statusa
Men Women
All confirmed vegetarians, pescetarians and low meat consumers from the total cohort Self-reported vegetarians All confirmed vegetarians, pescetarians and low meat consumers from the total cohort Self-reported vegetarians
Vegetarian Pescetarian 1 day/wk Vegetarian Pescetarian 1 day/wk
n = 217 n = 152 n = 482 Pb n = 416 n = 485 n = 242 n = 914 Pb n = 734
Time of adherence to special eating habit (%)
 ≤ 5 yrs 9%c 28% 27% <0.001 18% 16% 33% 27% <0.001 21%
 6–10 yrs 23% 27% 22% 23% 25% 27% 26% 25%
 11–15 yrs 18% 13% 14% 16% 16% 16% 14% 16%
 ≥16 yrs 44% 25% 23% 34% 37% 17% 19% 30%
 No data available 7% 7% 14% 9% 6% 7% 14% 9%

aExcluding prevalent cancer cases at baseline.

bP values are derived from a chi2 tests comparing vegetarians, pescetarians, 1 day/wk meat consumers.

c% of total vegetarians, all such values.

Gilsing et al.

Gilsing et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:156   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-156

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