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Table 7 The correlation between BMI and the frequency of meal consumption depending on age and sex

From: The analysis of the degree of 10–13-year-old children’s nutrition, dietary habits and physical activity in the selected rural and urban areas of Silesian Province (Poland)

Body mass index (BMI)
Girls
  10 years old (n = 90) 11 years old (n = 71) 12 years old (n = 65) 13 years old (n = 32)
The frequency of meal consumption
Breakfast Spearman’s rho − 0.03 0.14 − 0.10 − 0.36
significance 0.776 0.221 0.389 0.038
Packed lunch Spearman’s rho − 0.19 0.14 − 0.17 − 0.22
significance 0.060 0.218 0.160 0.235
Dinner Spearman’s rho − 0.06 0.19
significance 0.527 0.092
Supper Spearman’s rho 0.08 0.12 − 0.07 − 0.06
significance 0.422 0.277 0.585 0.729
Boys
  10 years old (n = 96) 11 years old (n = 51) 12 years old (n = 65) 13 years old (n = 32)
The frequency of meal consumption
Breakfast Spearman’s rho − 0.03 0.16 0.26 0.11
significance 0.748 0.256 0.025 0.539
Packed lunch Spearman’s rho − 0.08 0.15 − 0.12 − 0.29
significance 0.427 0.286 0.334 0.101
Dinner Spearman’s rho 0.09 − 0.01
significance 0.327 0.910
Supper Spearman’s rho 0.04 − 0.08 0.16 0.09
significance 0.664 0.564 0.171 0.604