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Table 2 Mean percent food intake for all meals and matched meals

From: The effect of blue dishware versus white dishware on food intake and eating challenges among residents living with dementia: a crossover trial

  All mealsa
Mean ± SD
Matched mealsb
Mean ± SD
Number of residents, n 17 15
Number of observations, n 332 53
Mean percent food intake at blue meals,  % 82.1 ± 19.7 87.5 ± 14.8
Mean percent food intake at white meals,  % 77.1 ± 21.9 83.8 ± 18.4
Mean percent food intake at lunches,  % 83.5 ± 19.0*
Mean percent food intake at dinners,  % 75.8 ± 22.1
  1. aThe two-way repeated measures ANOVA compared percent food intake between all meals (unmatched and matched). One participant was excluded from this analysis since they were only available for observation during dinners. Other meal observations were excluded from this analysis if covariate data was missing
  2. bThe paired t-test compared percent food intake between matched blue and white meals for 15 participants
  3. *Percent food intake was significantly higher at lunch compared to dinner, p < 0.05