Table 3

Prevalence estimates for selected eating behaviors
Variable Age n (twins) %
Does not eat enough 2.5 692 15.0
9 690 14.3
Eats too much 2.5 692 11.4
9 690 17.42
Eats too fast 2.5 692 17.1
9 692 26.72,3
Refuses to eat 2.5 690 31.94
9 692 12.6
Fussy about food 2.5 690 9.4
9 692 10.7
Eats at irregular hours 2.5 688 7.6
9 692 8.55
Eats between meals 2.5 692 27.9
9 692 24.6
Eats a different meal 2.5 688 25.64
9 692 15.9
Skips breakfast 9 688 7.8
Fussy about vegetables 9 6901 18.7
Fussy about fruit 9 692 13.3
Fussy about whole-grain bread 9 5341 33.9

1Excluding families who indicated not offering the food item (first screening question).

2Prevalence higher in 9-year-old than in 2.5-year-old children (P < 0.05).

3Prevalence higher in boys than in girls (P < 0.05).

4Prevalence higher in 2.5-year-old than in 9-year-old children (P < 0.05).

5Prevalence higher in girls than in boys (P < 0.05).

Dubois et al.

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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