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Table 1

Meal Regularity according to General Characteristics

VariableDivisionTotalMeal regularity

≤One time regularityTwo times regularityThree times regularityt or F(p)
SexMale154 (62.2)26 (18.2)87 (58.3)41 (23.4)0.151 (0.854)
Female120 (37.8)23 (18.4)57 (55.0)40 (26.6)
AgeYoung adult128 (55.9)32 (25.0)77 (61.1)19 (13.9)11.053 (<0.001)
Middle-aged146 (44.1)17 (9.7)67 (52.1)62 (38.2)
Education≤High school161 (52.1)28 (17.4)75 (53.4)58 (29.1)1.178 (0.307)
≥College113 (47.9)21 (19.2)69 (61.1)23 (19.7)
IncomeLow91 (29.5)18 (18.2)42 (51.9)31 (29.9)1.397 (0.228)
Middle-low72 (25.3)14 (21.2)29 (47.1)29 (31.6)
Middle-high55 (22.2)12 (23.1)35 (65.2)8 (11.7)
High56 (23.0)5 (10.6)38 (66.9)13 (22.5)
SmokingNon-smoker119 (38.3)21 (17.3)58 (55.7)40 (27.0)0.251 (0.776)
Current smoker155 (61.7)28 (18.9)86 (58.0)41 (23.1)
Alcohol intake<1 time/month32 (9.4)42 (17.8)134 (59.5)66 (22.7)3.601 (0.031)
≥1 time/month242 (90.6)7 (23.4)10 (33.8)15 (42.8)

Values are presented as unweighted count (weighted %).

F: Rao–Scott test.

J Dent Hyg Sci 2021;21:185-97 https://doi.org/10.17135/jdhs.2021.21.3.185
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