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Table 2 Characteristics of study participants and Children’s Eating Behaviour Questionnaire (CEBQ) scores stratified by sex

From: Sex-specific effects of perinatal dioxin exposure on eating behavior in 3-year-old Vietnamese children

   Boys Girls
   (N = 106) (N = 79)
  Characteristics, CEBQ scores Mean, N (%) SD Mean, N (%) SD
Mothers Age (years) 27.9 5.7 28.4 6.6
Primiparae (%) 30 (28.3)   25 (32.9)  
Weight during pregnancy (kg) 58.4 6.3 56.7 7.1
Height (cm) 154.4 4.9 154.0 5.3
BMI 24.5 2.6 23.9 2.5
Family income (VND) 2986 1489 3012 1717
Children Age at the survey (months) 36.3 1.5 36.8 1.6
Birth weight (g) 3280 384 3187 352
Gestational weeks at birth 39.6 0.8 39.5 0.8
Weight at the survey (kg) 14.1 1.9 13.4 1.9
Height at the survey (cm) 93.2 3.2 91.9 3.6
BMI at the survey 16.2 1.5 15.8 1.6
CEBQ scores
 Satiety Responsiveness (SR) 2.3 0.7 2.5 0.7
 Slowness in Eating (SE) 2.7 0.8 3.0 0.9
 Fussiness (FU) 3.1 0.4 3.2 0.4
 Food Responsiveness (FR) 2.6 1.0 2.9 1.0
 Enjoyment of Food (EF) 4.1 0.8 4.0 0.8
 Desire to Drink (DD) 3.3 1.3 3.4 1.2
 Emotional of Undereating (EU) 3.2 0.9 3.5 0.9
 Emotional of Overeating (EO) 2.0 0.6 2.3 0.8
 Food Approach (FAPP) 3.0 0.7 3.1 0.6
 Food Advoident (FAVD) 2.8 0.4 3.1 0.4
  1. The food approach score was calculated from the food responsiveness, enjoyment of food, desire to drink, and emotional over-eating scores
  2. The food avoidance score was calculated from the satiety responsiveness, slowness in eating, fussiness, and emotional under-eating scores
  3. N number of subjects, SD standard deviation, BMI body mass index, VND Vietnam Dong