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Table 3 Group differences in diet content and eating behavior

From: Posttraumatic stress disorder and health: a preliminary study of group differences in health and health behaviors

  Total (N= 80) Control (n= 55) PTSD (n= 25)  
Diet content 0–2 3 or more 0–2 3 or more 0–2 3 or more p
  Fruits (%) 59 41 51 49 76 24 0.035
  Vegetables (%) 63 37 58 42 72 28 0.237
  Soda (%) 85 15 85 15 84 16 0.866
  Caffeine (%) 75 25 78 22 68 32 0.330
  Fast food (%) 81 19 80 20 84 16 0.671
Eating behavior Never to rarely Often to always Never to rarely Often to always Never to rarely Often to always p
  Splurge alone (%) 76 24 82 18 64 36 0.083
  Too much time and thoughts to food (%) 68 32 65 35 72 28 0.562
  Guilt after overeating (%) 73 27 82 18 52 48 0.006
  Not at all to slightly Moderately to very much Not at all to slightly Moderately to very much Not at all to slightly Moderately to very much p
  Conscious of eating (%) 16 84 13 87 24 76 0.205
  1. Pearson chi-square tests were performed for all diet content and eating behavior measures. Italics highlight values reaching statistical significance (α = 0.05).