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Table 2 Comparison of mean number of meals per week and mean number of minutes in meals per day

From: Sociodemographic characteristics associated with frequency and duration of eating family meals: a cross-sectional analysis

Characteristic Family meals
Mean number of meals per week (SD) p value Mean number of minutes per day (SD) p value
Age of parent
 <40 years (n = 54) 10.6 (4.0) 0.38 104.4 (70.7) 0.38
 40 years or older (n = 31) 11.3 (3.6)   91.2 (57.9)  
Parent gender
 Female (n = 77) 10.9 (3.8) 0.93 95.9 (53.0) 0.11
 Male (n = 8) 10.8 (4.1)   135.1 (143.5)  
Child gender
 Female (n = 47) 10.8 (3.7) 0.91 108.5 (63.5) 0.17
 Male (n = 38) 10.9 (4.0)   88.7 (68.8)  
Child grade
 3rd or 4th (n = 48) 11. 0 (4.0) 0.72 88.0 (38.8) 0.07
 5th or 6th (n = 37) 10.7 (3.6)   114.7 (88.7)  
Race/ethnicity
 White (n = 13) 12.0 (3.2) 0.41 88.3 (72.5) 0.64
 Black (n = 38) 10.1 (3.9)   108.2 (73.8)  
 Hispanic (n = 24) 11.2 (4.0)   99.5 (61.8)  
 Multi-racial/other (n = 10) 11.3 (3.8)   82.0 (31.6)  
Born in the U.S.
 Yes (n = 51) 10.4 (3.6) 0.20 82.7 (35.2) 0.003
 No (n = 34) 11.5 (4.1)   125.0 (90.5)  
Marital status
 Single/separated/divorced (n = 42) 10.3 (4.0) 0.17 104.8 (71.3) 0.48
 Married/living with partner (n = 43) 11.4 (3.6)   94.6 (61.4)  
Number of caretakers in household
 Single-parent (n = 26) 10.7 (4.4) 0.78 88.2 (42.1) 0.29
 Multiple caretakers (n = 59) 10.9 (3.6)   104.7 (74.2)  
Number of siblings in household
 0 (n = 19) 10.8 (4.3) 0.40 93.9 (53.9) 0.96
 1 (n = 26) 9.9 (3.9)   103.8 (96.4)  
 2 (n = 23) 11.6 (3.8)   97.0 (41.6)  
 3 or more (n = 17) 11.5 (3.1)   103.2 (52.8)  
Education
 High school/GED or less (n = 38) 10.8 (4.3) 0.82 94.7 (42.7) 0.54
 Some college or more (n = 47) 11.0 (3.5)   103.6 (80.7)  
Household income in U.S. dollars
 ≤14,999 (n = 27) 10.7 (3.6) 0.64 106.2 (61.4) 0.88
 15,000–49,999 (n = 33) 10.4 (4.5)   98.1 (72.5)  
 ≥50,000 (n = 20) 11.7 (3.3)   97.7 (69.7)  
 Not reported (n = 5) 11.4 (2.7)   81.5 (43.3)  
  1. SD standard deviation