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Table 4 Dietary habits scores of the subjects

From: Dietary taurine intake, nutrients intake, dietary habits and life stress by depression in Korean female college students: a case-control study

Variables Depression patients (n=65) Control group (n=65)
Eating breakfast regularly 3.3±0.2 3.4±0.2
Eating meals at constant times 2.7±0.1* 3.1±0.1
Eating meals slowly 2.8±0.2 3.1±0.1
Eating adequate amount of meals 3.4±0.1* 3.7±0.1
Eating three meals a day 2.8±0.2 3.1±0.2
Having meals with diverse foods 3.1±0.1* 3.4±0.1
Avoiding overeating everyday 2.6±0.1 2.9±0.1
Avoiding eating salty foods 2.8±0.2 3.2±0.1
Avoiding eating spicy foods 2.5±0.2** 3.1±0.2
Eating foods such as meat, fish, eggs, beans more than 2 times a day 2.9±0.1* 3.3±0.1
Avoiding eating foods containing oil or mayonnaise more than 2 times a day 3.7±0.1 3.7±0.1
Eating dairy foods(milk, yogurt, etc.) everyday 3.2±0.2 3.0±0.2
Eating greenish yellow vegetable every meals 2.9±0.1 3.1±0.1
Eating fruit everyday 2.8±0.1 3.0±0.1
Avoiding eating sweet foods(snack, chocolate, etc.) everyday 3.1±0.1 3.1±0.1
Applying nutrition knowledge to daily life 2.9±0.0 3.2±0.1
Total score 47.2±0.9** 51.3±0.9
  1. Values are mean ± SE; *: p<0.05, **: p<0.01, ***: p<0.001 (by Student’s t-test)