Table 2

Questions used to define eating behavior dichotomous variables1
Variable Age Question Yes No
Does not eat enough 2.5; 9 In general, does your child eat enough? Never; Rarely; Sometimes Often
Eats too much 2.5; 9 In general, does your child over-eat? Sometimes; Often Never; Rarely
Eats too fast 2.5; 9 In general, does your child eat too fast? Sometimes; Often Never; Rarely
Refuses to eat 2.5; 9 In general, does your child refuse to eat? Sometimes; Often Never; Rarely
Fussy about food 2.5; 9 In general, is your child fussy about food? Often Never; Rarely; Sometimes
Eats at irregular hours 2.5; 9 In general, does your child eat at regular hours? Never; Rarely; Sometimes Often
Eats between meals 2.5; 9 In general, does your child eat between meals and so is not hungry at mealtime? Sometimes; Often Never; Rarely
Eats a different meal 2.5; 9 When your child is at home with you for the main meal of the day, how often does he/she eat a meal that is different from meals other family members eat? Sometimes; Almost always; Always Almost never
Skips breakfast 9 Does your child eat breakfast in the morning? Regularly, but not every day; Only on occasion; Never Yes, every morning
Fussy about vegetables 9 Refuses to eat vegetables when offered them OR Regularly eats vegetables (more than twice a week) with no problem Very likely OR Not likely Somewhat likely; not likely OR Very likely; Somewhat likely
Fussy about fruit 9 Refuses to eat fruit when offered it OR Regularly eats fruit (more than twice a week) with no problem Very likely OR Not likely Somewhat likely; not likely OR Very likely; Somewhat likely
Fussy about whole-grain bread 9 Refuses to eat whole-grain bread when offered it OR Regularly eats this kind of bread (more than twice a week) with no problem Very likely OR Not likely Somewhat likely; not likely OR Very likely; Somewhat likely

1Questions derived from questionnaires used in the Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development (QLSCD). Most of these questions were based on questions in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) [19], translated and modified slightly to reflect the context of the QLSCD [20].

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Dubois et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2013 10:134   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-134

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