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Table 2 Meal and meal pattern 1 , median weekly frequencies and correlation coefficients

From: Test-retest reliability of a new questionnaire on the diet and eating behavior of one year old children

  n Median test Median retest Spearman’s r Cohen’s kappa 2
Breakfast 94 7 7 0.58 0.50
Lunch 94 7 7 0.46 0.32
Afternoon between lunch/dinner 94 5 5 0.81 0.56
Dinner 94 7 7 0.33 0.34
After dinner meal 94 7 7 0.68 0.52
Other meal 94 3 4 0.45 0.30
Breakfast with parent 93 7 7 0.62 0.58
Lunch with parent 90 2 2 0.73 0.57
Dinner with parent 94 2 7 0.57 0.42
After dinner meal with parent 85 2 2 0.59 0.47
Bedtime meal with parent 91 5 5 0.66 0.45
Other meal with parent 86 2 2 0.35 0.26
Meals out (café, restaurant) 85 0 0 0.72 0.69
  1. 1A discrepancy between lists of meals taken, and meals taken with parent, was discovered after questionnaire was launched and will be revised in subsequent versions. 2Scale and frequency variables were ranked into quartile categories for calculating Cohen’s kappa. All correlation measures significant at p ≤ 0.001.
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