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Table 3 Food intake and eating and activity behaviors according to weight category

From: Psychosocial, behavioral and clinical correlates of children with overweight and obesity

VariablenaWeight Categoryp-value**
OverweightObeseSeverely Obese
Food intake and eating behaviors among all participants
 # servings per day Water, n (%)102   0.31
  1–3 /month to 1/day 5 (26.3%)5 (16.7%)6 (11.3%) 
  2–3 /day 3 (15.8%)11 (36.7%)14 (26.4%) 
  More than 3/day 11 (57.9%)14 (46.7%)33 (62.3%) 
 # servings per day Regular Soda, n (%)100   0.50
  None 6 (31.6%)10 (34.5%)23 (44.2%) 
  1–3 /month to 1/week 6 (31.6%)11 (37.9%)20 (38.5%) 
  2–4 /week to more than 3/day 7 (36.8%)8 (27.6%)9 (17.3%) 
 # servings per day Diet Soda, n (%)102   0.96
  None 13 (72.2%)19 (63.3%)36 (66.7%) 
  1–3 /month to 1/week 4 (22.2%)7 (23.3%)12 (22.2%) 
  2–4 /week to more than 3/day 1 (5.6%)4 (13.3%)6 (11.1%) 
 # servings per day Fruits, n (%)100   0.13
  None 3 (16.7%)0 (0%)1 (2.0%) 
  1–3 /month to 1/week 3 (16.7%)5 (16.1%)8 (15.7%) 
  2–4 /week to more than 3/day 12 (66.7%)26 (83.9%)42 (82.4%) 
 # servings per day Vegetables, n (%)103   0.42
  None 1 (5.6%)1 (3.2%)3 (5.6%) 
  1–3 /month to 1/week 1 (5.6%)8 (25.8%)8 (14.8%) 
  2–4 /week to more than 3/day 16 (88.9%)22 (71.0%)43 (79.6%) 
 # days per week eat dinner at home; median (min, max)1024.0 (0,7.0)4. 0 (0,7.0)3.0 (0,7.0)0.06
 # days per week eat fast food; median (min, max)1031.0 (0,4.0)2.0 (0,5.0)1.0 (0,7.0)0.19
 # days per week eat breakfast; median (min, max)956.0 (0,7.0)7.0 (0,7.0)5.5 (0,7.0)0.72
Eating behaviors among the subsample of adolescents 13 years and older
 Eat when bored or upset; n (%)69   0.022
  Never to less than once a month 13 (100%)11 (57.9%)18 (48.6%) 
  1 to 2 times a month 0 (0%)4 (21.1%)9 (24.3%) 
  Once a week or more 0 (0%)4 (21.1%)10 (27.0%) 
 Could not stop eating; n (%)69   0.17
  Never to less than once a month 13 (100%)14 (73.7%)26 (70.3%) 
  1–2 times a month 0 (0%)5 (26.3%)9 (24.3%) 
  Once a week or more 0 (0%)0 (0%)2 (5.4%) 
 TFEQ-R18 Eating Behavior Scores (0–100); median (min, max)     
  Cognitive Restraint (CR)7145.6 (0,59.1)40.9 (0,68.2)40.9 (13.6,77.3)0.86
  Uncontrolled Eating (UE)7129.2 (3.7,51.9)40.7 (0,92.6)40.7 (3.7,83.3)0.11
  Emotional Eating (EE)7011.1 (0, 66.7)16.7 (0,100.0)33.3 (0,100.0)0.026
Activity behaviors among all participants
 # hours watching TV per day during weekdays; median (min, max)1033.0 (1.0,6.0)3.0 (1.0, 7.0)3.0 (1.0,7.0)0.18
 # hours playing video games per day during weekdays; median (min, max)1013.0 (1.0,7.0)3.0 (1.0,7.0)3.0 (1.0,7.0)0.59
 # days per week active for 30 + mins/day; median (min, max)1033.0 (1.0,7.0)3.0 (0, 7.0)3.0 (0, 7.0)0.90
# organized sports teams/physical activities in the past year ; n, %103   0.044
  None  3 (15.8%)11 (35.5%)25 (47.2%) 
  One  7 (36.8%)9 (29.0%)19 (35.8%) 
  Two or more  9 (47.4%)11 (35.5%)9 (17.0%) 
  1. anumber of participants after excluding missing or don’t know/unknown responses for each variable
  2. **P-values calculated from Fisher Exact Tests for categorical data or Jonckheere-Terpstra Test for Independent Samples for continuous data