European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

TABLE 2

FROM:

Characteristics of women who frequently under report their energy intake: a doubly labelled water study

F B Scagliusi, E Ferriolli, K Pfrimer, C Laureano, C S F Cunha, B Gualano, B H Lourenço and A H Lancha Jr

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Table 2. Comparison of the characteristics of 'never under-reporters', 'occasional under-reporters' and 'frequent under-reporters'

Characteristics Never under-reporters (n=23) a Occasional under-reporters (n=24) b Frequent under-reporters (n=18) c Wilks' Lambda F-value P-value
  Mean (s.d.) Median Mean (s.d.) Median Mean (s.d.) Median    
Body mass index (kg/m2)26.7 (6.8)25.426.9 (6.5)24.530.9 (6.2)31.90.9262.4310.09
Monthly income per capita (US$)796 (760)500751 (584)625310 (180)3060.8843.9830.02
Education (years of study)13.4 (2.7)15.013.2 (2.0)13.011.9 (2.0)11.00.9342.1560.13
Age (years)30.2 (9.4)26.033.0 (11.2)30.036.8 (8.8)39.00.9322.2660.11
Body dissatisfaction score2.0 (1.3)2.01.4 (1.3)1.02.3 (1.5)2.00.9322.2330.12
Dietary restraint score15.7 (7.3)15.014.8 (7.6)14.019.2 (8.5)20.50.9461.7410.18
Social desirability score13.9 (5.5)15.016.8 (4.6)17.017.2 (4.0)17.00.9073.1240.05
Nutritional knowledge score9.2 (2.5)10.09.2 (2.1)9.58.8 (2.5)9.50.9890.3440.71
Binge-eating symptoms score12.0 (9.5)10.010.4 (8.0)9.511.5 (7.2)9.00.9870.3950.68
Physical activity practice score8.0 (1.3)8.38.0 (1.2)8.38.1 (1.4)7.90.9980.0540.947

a Never under-reporters: participants who did not under-report their energy intake in any of the three dietary assessment methods applied.

b Occasional under-reporters: participants who under-reported their energy intake in one of the three dietary assessment methods applied.

c Frequent under-reporters: participants who under-reported their energy intake in two or three of the three dietary assessment methods applied.

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