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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the main meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner/supper) and regular meal frequency

From: Possible effects of a free, healthy school meal on overall meal frequency among 10–12-year-olds in Norway: the School Meal Project

  Baseline (N = 164) Follow up 1 (N = 159) Follow up 2 (N = 160)
Control Intervention P-value** Control Intervention P-value** Control Intervention P-value**
Total sample
 Breakfast every weekday % 91 85 0.298 93 92 0.974 91 89 0.653
 Lunch every weekday % 93 91 0.670 94 98 0.288 91 90 0.942
 Dinner every weekday % 88 93 0.346 90 94 0.413 86 89 0.680
 Supper every weekday % 55 72 0.036* 58 58 0.962 52 65 0.106
 Breakfast weekend days % 94 93 0.655 94 89 0.196 94 83 0.017*
 Lunch weekend days % 65 68 0.666 61 54 0.395 54 44 0.262
 Dinner weekend days % 93 91 0.695 93 92 0.813 85 94 0.113
 Supper weekend days % 54 67 0.130 51 46 0.610 43 56 0.118
 3 or 4 meals on weekdays % 82 79 0.627 86 82 0.602 85 81 0.478
 3 or 4 meals on weekend days % 79 79 0.914 80 73 0.327 70 76 0.463
  1. Meals eaten on weekend days are presented as eaten both Saturday and Sunday
  2. * P ≤ 0.05
  3. ** Chi Square was used to test differences between the intervention group and the control group