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Table 4 Eating behaviour changes from baseline to six months in the intervention group

From: Outcomes of a culturally informed weight-loss competition for New Zealand Indigenous and Pacific peoples: a quasi-experimental trial

Competition intervention group behaviour objectives Baseline ± Standard Deviation (n) 6 Months ± Standard Deviation (n) Median difference Related-Samples Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test p Value
fruit servings per day 1.8 ± 1.0 (n = 127) 2.6 ± 1.7 (n = 62) 0.000 * (n = 61)
days eating vegetables per week 4.9 ± 1.8 (n = 119) 5.9 ± 1.5 (n = 60) 0.005* (n = 55)
vegetable servings per day 2.3 ± 1.4 (n = 124) 2.9 ± 1.9 (n = 60) 0.166 (n = 56)
butter/margarine/meat fat portion size 2.5 ± 1.2 (n = 122) 1.7 ± 1.1 (n = 57) 0.000* (n = 55)
times eating low fat meals in last week 2.6 ± 1.0 (n = 122) 2.0 ± 0.9 (n = 57) 0.000* (n = 54)
times eating fast food in last week 2.8 ± 1.6 (n = 125) 1.8 ± 1.5 (n = 61) 0.000* (n = 59)
times drank sugar-added drinks 2.5 ± 1.9 (n = 124) 1.2 ± 1.4 (n = 61) 0.000* (n = 60)
unflavoured water (litres) per usual day 1.3 ± 1.0 (n = 128) 1.8 ± 1.0 (n = 62) 0.005* (n = 61)
times eating sweets in last week 3.0 ± 1.8 (n = 125) 2.1 ± 2.0 (n = 60) 0.001* (n = 58)
times eating breakfast in last week 4.6 ± 2.3 (n = 126) 4.9 ± 2.4 (n = 60) 0.855 (n = 59)
  1. *statistically significant at p<0.05