Table 1

Lunch patterns andvending machine practices at school or during school hours in past school week (five days)

Total N

Mean days/week

Days/week (percentage reporting)


Mean

SD

0

1–2

3–4

5


Lunch patterns:

Regular school lunch

1080

2.4

1.9

29.2

21.8

27.3

21.7

A la carte lunch

1077

1.8

1.7

31.6

36.2

22.0

10.2

Bring lunch

1076

0.9

1.7

71.9

9.8

7.5

10.8

Fast food restaurant

1075

0.4

1.0

81.6

13.0

3.8

1.6

Convenience store

1067

0.1

0.6

92.5

5.5

1.5

0.5

Vending machine practices:

Vending snacks

1081

0.9

1.3

56.8

31.2

9.2

2.8

Vending soft drinks

1081

1.6

1.7

38.5

34.0

17.5

10.0


Summary statistics are at the individual student level.

Neumark-Sztainer et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2005 2:14   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-2-14

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