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Table 2 Response distribution for 20-item nutrition and activity behavior questionnaire

From: Results of a referral-based weight management program targeted toward children aged 2 to 6 years with obesity or severe obesity

 NPercent (%) reportingGroup level differences in Often or Always response at baseline
Often or Always
Drinks juice between meals.3020.0
Eats junk food.3023.3
Eats more than 2 snacks between meals a day.3033.3
Requests second helping.3030.0Severely obese > obese(χ2 = 5.0; df = 1; p = 0.025)
Is a fast eater.3050.0
Regularly eats fast-food.3010.0
Gets own snacks.2944.8Severely obese > obese(χ2 = 7.7; df = 1; p = 0.005)
Sneaks or hides food.3013.3Severely obese > obese (χ2 = 5.3; df = 1; p = 0.022)
Demands certain food or snacks.2832.1Non-Hispanic > Hispanic (χ2 = 7.2; df = 1; p = 0.007)
Refuses to eat fruit or vegetables.3020.0
Refuses to eat dairy products.303.3
Eats in front of the television.3016.7
Complains of being hungry.2524.0
Becomes angry when demands for food are not met.2520.0
Wants to ride in the stroller.254.0
Watches more than 2 h of TV each day.3026.7
Does not want to go outside to play.3013.3
Prefers quiet activities.3016.7
Has a TV in the bedroom.2536.0
Parents and family members disagree on what, when, where, and how much the child should eat.244.2
  1. Values represent number or percentage (%)