Table 2

Dietary and demographic factors at follow up (mean age 33 years). The Oslo Youth Study 1999.

Variable

Categories

Men (n = 240*)

Women (n = 279*)

p-value**


Fruit and vegetable intake

Grams per day, mean (SD)

335 (192)

367 (213)

0.074

Whole grain intake

Grams per day, mean (SD)

143 (128)

125 (99)

0.070

Total fat intake

Per cent from total energy intake, mean (SD)

31.5 (5.9)

32.1 (5.9)

0.250

Added sugar intake

Per cent from total energy intake, mean (SD)

10.9 (7.7)

10.3 (6.3)

0.403

Education

≤9 years

6.7

5.8

0.004

10 – 11 years

23.3

11.6

12 years

25.4

29.1

13 – 17 years

25.4

35.3

≥17 years

19.2

18.2

Household income previous year

<200 000 NOK

8.4

12.7

0.048

200 000 – 299 000 NOK***

15.8

23.6

300 000 – 399 000 NOK

19.2

13.1

400 000 – 499 000 NOK

24.8

20.0

500 000 – 599 000 NOK

17.9

15.6

≥600 000 NOK

13.7

14.9

Marital status

Married or co-habitant

71.5

73.2

0.696

Single

28.5

26.8

Children, number

No children

46.3

30.4

0.002

1 child

20.8

24.6

2 children

25.0

37.0

3 children or more

7.9

8.0


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

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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