Table 1

Demographic characteristics of adolescents by frequency of consuming a meal with their family during the previous school week

Frequency of family meals

None

1–2 days

3–4 days

Everyday


n

%1

SE

%

SE

%

SE

%

SE

p-value


Total

3119

9.6

0.6

17.9

0.7

30.2

0.9

42.4

1.1

Gender

Male

1496

8.0

0.7

17.0

1.0

31.8

1.2

43.2

1.4

Female

1623

11.1

0.9

18.7

1.0

28.7

1.1

41.6

1.5

0.049

Ethnicity

Pacific Island

1949

8.6

0.7

19.1

0.9

31.2

1.0

41.0

1.3

Maori

603

10.3

1.2

16.7

1.3

30.0

2.3

43.0

2.1

Asian

335

11.3

1.6

14.6

1.8

27.2

2.4

46.9

2.7

European

232

13.8

2.0

15.1

2.6

25.9

3.2

45.3

3.2

0.55

Age

≥ 13

733

8.6

1.1

17.2

1.6

28.1

1.8

46.1

1.9

14

780

8.8

1.2

16.2

1.2

30.9

1.7

44.1

2.0

15

600

10.5

1.3

14.5

1.5

29.7

2.0

45.3

2.2

16

538

9.3

1.1

22.3

1.6

31.8

2.2

36.6

2.3

≥ 17

468

11.8

1.7

20.9

1.9

31.0

2.1

36.3

2.1

< 0.001


1Standard Error for the percent

Utter et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:50   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-5-50

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