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Table 3 Characteristics of the school 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 %
School type   
 Secondary (grades 9–12) 94 59.5
 Mixed 64 40.5
Urban rural status   
 Large urban centre (≥100,000 people) 62 39.2
 Medium urban centre (20,000 - 99,999 people) 15 9.5
 Small urban centre (1,000 - 19,999 people) 38 24.1
 Rural (<1,000 people) 43 27.2
Access to food sources within school   
 Cafeteria 120 76.0
 Sugared drinks vending machines 97 61.4
 Milk vending machines 75 47.5
 Candy and potato chip vending machines 64 40.5
 School tuck shop/snack-bar 51 32.3
≥1 Food retailer within 1 km circular buffer   
 Convenience stores 92 55.2
 Fast food restaurants 88 55.7
 Coffee/donut shops 53 33.5
 All food retailers 112 70.9
≥1 Food retailer within 1 km road network buffer   
 Convenience stores 73 46.2
 Fast food restaurants 65 41.1
 Coffee/donut shops 35 22.2
 All food retailers 103 61.3