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Table 5 Dose-response association between number of meal categories (0–5) eaten with family oftena and dietary intake (times/day). Crude and adjustedb regression coefficients (β) with 95% CI. Analyses stratified by maternal educationc

From: Family meal participation is associated with dietary intake among 12-month-olds in Southern Norway

  Adjusted model confined to lower maternal educationc (n = 91) Adjusted model confined to higher maternal educationc (n = 281)
  β 95% CI β 95% CI
Fruits 0.074 −0.108, 0.255 − 0.018 − 0.127, 0.090
Vegetables 0.137 −0.034, 0.309 0.141 0.034, 0.247
Fruits and vegetables 0.211 −0.088, 0.510 0.123 −0.060, 0.305
Homemade dinners 0.075 −0.004, 0.154 0.045 −0.030, 0.120
Commercial dinners −0.094 − 0.227, 0.039 − 0.049 −0.123, 0.025
Homemade baby cereal − 0.037 − 0.025, 0.099 − 0.002 − 0.067, 0.064
Commercial baby cereal −0.194 − 0.338, − 0.049 −0.178 − 0.268, − 0.088
Drinking water 0.158 − 0.061, 0.376 0.177 0.056, 0.298
Milk 0.130 −0.050, 0.311 0.064 −0.024, 0.152
Sweetened beverages −0.200 −0.334, − 0.064 −0.028 − 0.127, 0.071
Desserts and cakes 0.054 −0.046, 0.154 0.023 −0.003, 0.049
  1. a Family meals ‘often’ defined as 4–7 days per week, and ‘seldom’ as 0–3 days per week
  2. b Associations adjusted for randomization status and child sex
  3. c Higher education defined as university education of ≥4 years and lower education as < 4 years of university education