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Table 2 Characteristics of the study sample from the 2009/10 Health Behaviour in School Aged Children Survey

From: The number and type of food retailers surrounding schools and their association with lunchtime eating behaviours in students

  N %
Sex   
 Male 3381 48.5
 Female 3590 51.5
Age (years)   
 13 33 0.5
 14 2339 33.6
 15 3280 47.1
 16 1319 18.9
Family affluence scale   
 Low 560 8.0
 Moderate 2531 36.3
 High 3880 55.7
Weight status   
 Non-overweight 4823 69.2
 Overweight 1018 14.6
 Obese 346 5.0
 Missing data 784 11.3
Where students eat mid-day meal   
 At school 4719 67.7
 At home 1056 15.2
 In a snack-bar, fast food restaurant or café 517 7.4
 Never eat a midday meal 307 4.4
 Somewhere else 209 3.0
 At someone else’s home 163 2.3