Table 2

Student Demographic and School Environmental Characteristics

School Typea


Total

(n = 8 schools)

Suburban

(n = 4 schools)

Rural

(n = 4 schools)


Student Demographics

Enrollment, mean (SD)

600 (305)

661 (188)

539 (415)

Race, % White students

87.4%

87.6%

87.2%

Gender, % male

49.7%

49.1%

49.6%

Free/reduced lunch status, %

12.6%

10.5%

15.2%

% students ≥ 85th BMI percentileb

22.7%

17.4%

25.3%

School Environmental Characteristics

Vending machines available for student use, mean (SD)

5.9 (2.6)

6.8 (2.8)

5.0 (2.5)

ALC products offered, mean (SD)

56.0 (36.9)

76.3 (42.9)

35.8 (15.5)


aRural/Suburban status was determined using the National Center for Education Statistic's designated locale codes

bDerived from a randomly selected sub-sample of 110 students at the participating schools

Nollen et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:18   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-4-18

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