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Table 7 Relation between emotional eating and child eating behavior and types of ADHD

From: Study of disturbed eating behaviors in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

 HyperactiveInattentiveCombinedTest valueP valueSig.
No. = 8No. = 16No. = 26
Relation between Emotional Eating assessed by EES-C and types of ADHD
 EESC-AAF
  Mean ± SD28.00 ± 2.0030.00 ± 3.1032.69 ± 2.8110.311b< 0.05S
  Range25–3025–3327–39
 EESC-D
  Mean ± SD16.25 ± 1.7535.63 ± 0.8925.31 ± 10.1119.877b< 0.01HS
  Range15–1935–3711–36
 EESC-U
  Mean ± SD6.50 ± 1.6018.13 ± 1.4113.00 ± 5.4821.752b< 0.01HS
  Range4–815–206–19
 EESC-H
  Mean ± SD4.00 ± 0.004.75 ± 0.684.31 ± 0.743.961b> 0.05NS
  Range4–43–53–5
 Total
  Mean ± SD54.75 ± 0.8988.50 ± 3.1475.31 ± 14.5026.588b< 0.001HS
  Range54–5684–9454–91
 EESC group
  Low EE5 (62.5%)2 (12.5%)9 (34.6%)6.298a< 0.05S
  High EE3 (37.5%)14 (87.5%)17 (65.4%)
Relation between Eating Behaviors assessed by CEBQ and types of ADHD
 CEBQ-approach
  Mean ± SD34.00 ± 5.9063.50 ± 1.7153.23 ± 14.3220.147<0.01HS
  Range29–4361–6632–81
 CEBQ-avoid
  Mean ± SD80.50 ± 3.7445.00 ± 5.0159.15 ± 17.8318.935<0.001HS
  Range75–8434–5134–85
  1. EESC Emotional Eating Scale for Children, EESC-AAF EESC Anger, Anxiety and Frustration, EESC-D EESC Depression, EESC-U EESC Unsettled, EESC-H EESC Happiness, CEBQ Child Eating Behavior Questionnaire, Sig. significance, HS highly significance, NS non-significance, S significance
  2. aChi-square test
  3. bOne-way ANOVA test