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Table 1 Demographic data for Canadian adults aged ≥ 18 years by breakfast statusd

From: Association of breakfast consumption with body mass index and prevalence of overweight/obesity in a nationally-representative survey of Canadian adults

Measures All (n = 12,337) No breakfast (n = 1445) RTEC breakfast (n = 2799) Other breakfast (n = 8093)
Age (y) 46.1 ± 0.3 37.6 ± 0.7a 48.4 ± 0.6b 46.7 ± 0.3b
Male (%) 47.4 ± 0.9 53.6 ± 2.5a 47.4 ± 1.9a,b 46.4 ± 1.1b
Married/common law (%) 63.7 ± 0.8 52.7 ± 2.4a 61.2 ± 2.0b 66.1 ± 0.9b
Post-secondary graduate (%) 52.1 ± 0.9 47.5 ± 2.6 51.9 ± 2.0 52.9 ± 1.1
Physically inactive (%) 56.5 ± 0.9 59.2 ± 2.5 52.2 ± 1.9 57.4 ± 1.1
Dietary supplement use (%) 42.5 ± 0.9 33.4 ± 2.3a 48.4 ± 2.0b 42.1 ± 1.1c
Food secure (%) 93.1 ± 0.4 89.2 ± 1.4a 95.5 ± 0.7b 92.9 ± 0.6c
Smoker (%) 21.2 ± 0.7 35.1 ± 2.4a 11.2 ± 1.3b 22.2 ± 0.9c
White (%) 84.2 ± 0.8 78.4 ± 2.4a 91.2 ± 1.4b 83.0 ± 1.0a
English spoken at home (%) 62.2 ± 1.0 70.4 ± 2.6a,b 70.0 ± 2.1a 58.5 ± 1.2b
  1. a,b,cMeans with different superscripts are significantly different, p < 0.05 (Bonferroni-adjusted p < 0.0167)
  2. dData are from the Canadian Community Health Survey Cycle 2.2 (2004) and are shown as weighted mean ± SE. No Breakfast = no food or beverages reported as breakfast; RTEC Breakfast = breakfast that included ready-to-eat cereal (RTEC); Other Breakfast = any other type of breakfast