TABLE 1.

Association of Potential Confounders With the Habit of Solitary Eating at Baseline

VariablesProportion (%) of Girls Who Usually Eat Alone* (n = 440)
Age at baseline assessment (y)
 12–1313.1
 14–1621.9
 17–2115.0
Socioeconomic status
 High/medium-high16.3
 Medium17.9
 Low/medium-low21.4
Marital status of parents
 Married17.2
 Widowed/separated/divorced/other21.2
Self-esteem (quartiles)
 First (lower)20.7
 Second19.3
 Third17.8
 Fourth (upper)12.9
  • * According to self-reported answers to the baseline questionnaire.