Table 3

Characteristics of the school sample from the 2009/10 Health Behaviour in School Aged Children Survey
N %
School type
 Secondary (grades 9–12) 94 59.5
 Mixed 64 40.5
Urban rural status
 Large urban centre (≥100,000 people) 62 39.2
 Medium urban centre (20,000 - 99,999 people) 15 9.5
 Small urban centre (1,000 - 19,999 people) 38 24.1
 Rural (<1,000 people) 43 27.2
Access to food sources within school
 Cafeteria 120 76.0
 Sugared drinks vending machines 97 61.4
 Milk vending machines 75 47.5
 Candy and potato chip vending machines 64 40.5
 School tuck shop/snack-bar 51 32.3
≥1 Food retailer within 1 km circular buffer
 Convenience stores 92 55.2
 Fast food restaurants 88 55.7
 Coffee/donut shops 53 33.5
 All food retailers 112 70.9
≥1 Food retailer within 1 km road network buffer
 Convenience stores 73 46.2
 Fast food restaurants 65 41.1
 Coffee/donut shops 35 22.2
 All food retailers 103 61.3

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