Table 1

Psychosocial and dietary factors at baseline (mean age 25 years). The Oslo Youth Study 1991

Men (n = 238*)

Women (n = 279*)

p-value**


Fruit and vegetable score

Range

Mean (SD)

1.0 – 5.0

2.6 (0.8)

1.0 – 5.0

3.0 (0.9)

<0.001

Whole grain score

Range

Mean (SD)

1.0 – 5.0

2.5 (1.0)

1.0 – 5.0

2.5 (1.0)

0.925

Fat score

Range

Mean (SD)

1.0 – 5.0

2.0 (0.8)

1.0 – 4.3

1.8 (0.7)

<0.001

Sugar score

Range

Mean (SD)

1.0 – 5.0

2.1 (0.7)

1.0 – 5.0 2.0

(0.7)

0.004

Attitude

Range

Mean (SD)

2.4 – 16.7

8.7 (3.1)

2.4 – 18.9

9.9 (3.1)

<0.001

Subjective norm

Range

Mean (SD)

1.2 – 15.0

5.6 (3.1)

1.2 – 18.3

5.7 (3.1)

0.612

Perceived behavioural control

Range

Mean (SD)

1.1 – 4.0

2.4 (0.5)

1.2 – 4.0

2.6 (0.5)

<0.001

Perceived social norms

Range

Mean (SD)

1.0 – 4.0

2.8 (0.5)

1.0 – 4.0

2.6 (0.5)

0.029


* n differ slightly between different variables due to missing values. ** p-value for difference between men and women.

Kvaavik et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2005 2:9   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-2-9

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