Table 2

Characteristics of fourth grade students enrolled in the Squire's Quest nutrition education program by number of sessions completed.

Characteristic

Total n (%) a

Completed 9 or 10 sessions n (%)

Completed < 9 sessions n (%)


Gender

Males

369 (47.2)

319 (48)

50 (43.1)

Females

412 (52.8)

346 (52)

66 (56.9)

Ethnicity*

White

125 (16.5)

116 (17.9)

9 (8.4)

African American

339 (44.8)

279 (43.0)

60 (56.1)

Hispanic

234 (31.0)

200 (30.8)

34 (31.8)

Asian/Other

58 (7.7)

54 (8.3)

4 (3.7)

Mother's Education**

High school graduate or less

303 (42.3)

252 (40.9)

51 (50.5)

Some college/business school/vocational school

204 (28.5)

169 (27.4)

35 (34.7)

Bachelor's degree or higher

210 (29.3)

195 (31.7)

15 (14.9)

School Free/Reduced Lunch***

Low socioeconomic status (>50% of students eligible for free or reduced price meals)

546 (68.8)

441 (65.7)

105 (85.4)

Higher socioeconomic status (<50% of students eligible for free or reduced price meals)

248 (31.2)

230 (34.3)

18 (14.6)


*Chi-square test, p ≤ .05

**Chi-square test, p ≤ .01

*** Chi-square test, p ≤ .001

aNumbers do not add up to the total sample size (n = 671) because some response data is missing due to self-reported questionnaires

Cullen et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:28   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-4-28

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