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Table 6 Time on diet by meat consumption status a

From: The Netherlands Cohort Study – Meat Investigation Cohort; a population-based cohort over-represented with vegetarians, pescetarians and low meat consumers

  Men Women
  All confirmed vegetarians, pescetarians and low meat consumers from the total cohort   Self-reported vegetarians All confirmed vegetarians, pescetarians and low meat consumers from the total cohort   Self-reported vegetarians
  Vegetarian Pescetarian 1 day/wk    Vegetarian Pescetarian 1 day/wk   
  n = 217 n = 152 n = 482 P b n = 416 n = 485 n = 242 n = 914 P b n = 734
Time of adherence to special eating habit (%)           
 ≤ 5 yrs 9%c 28% 27% <0.001 18% 16% 33% 27% <0.001 21%
 6–10 yrs 23% 27% 22%   23% 25% 27% 26%   25%
 11–15 yrs 18% 13% 14%   16% 16% 16% 14%   16%
 ≥16 yrs 44% 25% 23%   34% 37% 17% 19%   30%
 No data available 7% 7% 14%   9% 6% 7% 14%   9%
  1. aExcluding prevalent cancer cases at baseline.
  2. bP values are derived from a chi2 tests comparing vegetarians, pescetarians, 1 day/wk meat consumers.
  3. c% of total vegetarians, all such values.