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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants of the Typical Aussie Bloke study categorised by habitual breakfast eating patterns

From: Breakfast consumption habits of Australian men participating in the “Typical Aussie Bloke” study

 Habitual Breakfast Eaters (HBE) (n = 94)Occasional Breakfast Eaters (OBE) (n = 7)Habitual Breakfast Skippers (HBS) (n = 10)P value
% (n)83.9% (94)6.3% [7]8.9% [10] 
Age y (mean ± SD)30 ± 725 ± 531 ± 60.19
aHeight (mean ± SD)179.8 ± 6.6177.0 ± 5.0180.5 ± 5.30.48
aWeight (mean ± SD)82.5 ± 14.780 ± 14.484.2 ± 11.70.84
aBMI (mean ± SD)25.5 ± 4.225.5 ± 3.826.0 ± 4.30.95
Country of birth
 Australia86.2%100.0%100.0% 
bOther countries13.8000.47
ATSI descent
 Yes0%*0%10.0% 
 No98.9*100.090.00.16
Marital status
cSingle44.7%*42.9%70.0% 
 Married or de facto relationship54.3*57.130.00.35
Education
dHigh school or trade36.2%*71.4%80.0% 
eUniversity or higher degree62.8*28.620.00.010
Employment status
 Full time paid work53.2%57.1%80.0% 
 Part time paid work or casual paid work18.114.30 
 Studying25.528.620.0 
 Home duties or Unemployed3.2000.77
Annual household gross income
  ≤ AUS$25,000 to 49,99931.9%*14.3%20.0% 
  ≥ AUS$50,000 to 99,99921.3*57.150.0 
  ≥ AUS$100,000 to 149,99921.3*14.320.0 
  ≥ AUS$150,00020.2*14.310.00.39
People living in the household
 Living alone7.5%*14.3%20.0% 
fLiving with other people90.4*85.780.00.23
Dependent children
 None69.2100.070.0 
 One or more30.9030.00.26
Past/present or Future Occupation
 Trades, manual workers, machine operators or drivers8.5%0%30.0% 
 Professional, Paraprofessional, managers or administrator, administrative assistant, sales or personal service worker90.4100.070.0 
 Never had a paid job1.1000.24
  1. *The total number of subjects for this variable do not add up to 100% due to missing data reported (such as replied: ‘prefer not to answer’ or ‘don’t know’ Or don’t know/Varies’ or ‘don’t know or would rather not say’)
  2. Please also note: one participant was excluded from the data displayed in this table because it was not possible to classify his breakfast consumption habits as he answered ‘do not know/varies’ to the Breakfast Consumption Habits question
  3. HBE Habitual Breakfast Eaters who reported consuming breakfast 5 or more times per week
  4. OBE Occasional Breakfast Eaters who reported consuming breakfast 3 to 4 times per week
  5. HBS Habitual Breakfast Skippers who reported consuming breakfast ‘rarely or never’ or 1 to 2 times per week’
  6. aHeight, weight and BMI were measured in the lab session
  7. bOthers country: New Zealand, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, America, Canada, Bangladesh or South Korea or unknown
  8. cSingle includes: separated, divorced, widowed or never married
  9. dSchool includes: Intermediate Certificate (or equivalent) or Higher School or Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) or Trade/apprenticeship (eg. Hairdresser, Chef) or Certificate/diploma (eg. Child Care, Technician)
  10. eUniversity includes: University degree or University Higher degree (eg. Grad Dip, Masters, PhD)
  11. fLiving with other people includes living with one, two, three, four or five other people
  12. ATSI – Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  13. gStatistics: One Way anova was used to compare age, height, weight and BMI. Chi Square tests and/or Fishers exact tests were used for the following comparison: Country of birth, ATSI descent, Marital status, Education, Employment status, people living in the household, Dependent children, Past,present and future occupation