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Table 2 Percent of elementary (N = 369) and middle/high schools (N = 118) reporting availability of specific food/beverage items

From: School nutritional capacity, resources and practices are associated with availability of food/beverage items in schools

Availability of Elementary schools Middle/high schools Group comparisons χ2 p-value
Fruit 27.9% 74.6% χ2 (1) = 81.67 p < 0.001**
Vegetables 9.2% 69.5% χ2 (1) = 179.03 p < 0.001**
Pizza, hamburgers, or hot dogs 13.8% 63.6% χ2 (1) = 115.33 p < 0.001**
Sugar-sweetened beverages (pop, iced tea, sport drinks or fruit drinks that are not 100% fruit juice) 5.4% 62.7% χ2 (1) = 188.41 p < 0.001**
French fried potatoes 0% 41.5% χ2 (1) = 170.37 p < 0.001**
Chocolate candy 0% 37.3% χ2 (1) = 151.26 p < 0.001**
  1. ** Significant at p < .01
  2. * Trend towards statistical significance at p < .05.