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Table 6 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 child sex

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

  Adjusted model confined to boys (n = 215) Adjusted model confined to girls (n = 157)
  β 95% CI β 95% CI
Fruits 0.011 −0.105, 0.128 0.005 −0.148, 0.158
Vegetables 0.172 0.056, 0.278 0.112 −0.042, 0.267
Fruits and vegetables 0.183 0.002, 0.364 0.117 −0.152, 0.386
Homemade dinners 0.054 0.005, 0.103 0.060 −0.061, 0.181
Commercial dinners −0.074 −0.173, 0.024 − 0.051 −0.127, 0.025
Homemade baby cereal 0.012 −0.042, 0.065 0.004 −0.091, 0.100
Commercial baby cereal −0.198 −0.296, − 0.099 −0.161 − 0.282, − 0.040
Drinking water 0.231 0.083, 0.380 0.110 −0.039, 0.259
Milk 0.058 −0.088, 0.205 0.098 −0.70, 0.266
Sweetened beverages −0.033 −0.123, 0.057 − 0.123 −0.271, 0.025
Desserts and cakes 0.037 −0.014, 0.087 0.026 −0.008, 0.061
  1. Significant results are bolded
  2. a Family meals ‘often’ defined as 4–7 days per week, and ‘seldom’ as 0–3 days per week
  3. b Associations adjusted for randomization status and maternal education