Table 2

Demographic characteristics of largest school district in each state and District of Columbia with (N = 19) and without (N = 32) competitive food policy more restrictive than state and federal policy in 2004–2005

Total all districts (N = 51)

Districts without policies (N = 32)

Districts with policies (N = 19)


Total enrollment

5,924,261

2,105,903

3,8182,358

Mean

116,162

65,809

200,966

Median

60,300

47,179

98,000

Range

3,500–1,086,886

13,000–211,499

3,500–1,086,886

Number of schools

8,310

3,403

4,907

Mean # per district

163

106

258

Median # per district

103

93

167

Range

10–1,330

32–307

10–1,330

Percent range qualifying for free/reduced lunch

14–88%

18%–84%

20–88%

Districts with >50% students qualifying for free/reduced lunch

28 (55%)

18 (56%)

10 (53%)


Greves and Rivara International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:1   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-3-1

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