Table 1 Cross-sectional associations between baseline breakfast frequency, body weight status (for age and gender),a and energy intakeb in children 9–14?y of age

From: Longitudinal study of skipping breakfast and weight change in adolescents

  Boys Girls
  Lean Normal Overweight Lean Normal Overweight
Percent 7.2 69.6 23.2 8.6 74.0 17.4
Breakfast frequency       
Never (193 boys, 388 girls)       
Percent 4.7 68.9 26.4 5.9 68.8 25.3
Energy intake 8.88 9.05 7.40 7.45 7.37 7.27
1–2 days/week (510 boys, 774 girls)       
Percent 5.7 61.8 32.6 7.6 68.2 24.2
Energy intake 10.06 9.00 8.75 8.32 8.35 7.82
3–4 days/week (815 boys, 1128 girls)       
Percent 4.7 64.1 31.3 6.8 73.9 19.3
Energy intake 10.22 9.75 9.18 8.88 8.51 7.72
5–7 days/week (5929 boys, 6327 girls)       
Percent 7.8 71.1 21.2 9.2 75.0 15.8
Energy intake 9.66 9.79 9.32 8.93 8.81 8.44
  1. aLean are <10th percentile BMI,45 normal are between 10th and 85th percentiles, and overweight are >85th percentile.
  2. bMean daily energy intakes (MJ/day).