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Table 4 Factors associated with availability of chocolate candy, sugar-sweetened beverages, and french fried potatoes in middle/high (N = 118) schools

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

  Availability of chocolate candy Availability of sugar-sweetened beverages Availability of french fried potatoes
   Coefficient Coefficient Coefficient
   [95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI]
   p-value p-value p-value
Constant 4.58 -1.11 -0.80
   [-0.75; 9.11] [-7.17; 4.96] [-6.82; 5.23]
   p = .092 p = .720 p = .795
School socio-demographic characteristics (Covariates)
School size 0.10 0.28 0.40
   [-0.34; 0.53] [-0.19; 0.75] [-0.11; 0.92]
   p = .654 p = .239 p = .123
School setting Urban 1 (reference) 1 (reference) 1 (reference)
  Suburban -0.50 0.40 0.14
   [-1.87; 0.87] [-1.20; 2.00] [-1.41; 1.68]
   p = .474 p = .620 p = .862
  Rural -1.51 1.44 -0.30
   [-3.17; 0.15] [-0.40; 3.28] [-2.32; 1.72]
   p = .074 p = .126 p = .771
School characteristics
Policy institutionalization District guidelines -0.28 -0.77 0.11
   [-2.02; 1.47] [-2.58; 1.03] [-1.52; 1.73]
   p = .756 p = .899 p = .400
  School guidelines 0.56 2.05 -0.36
   [-2.18; 3.30] [-0.63; 4.72] [-3.26; 2.54]
   p = .687 p = .133 p = .808
Climate 0.03 0.55 -0.23
   [-0.86; 0.92] [-0.36; 1.45] [-1.29; 0.82]
   p = .947 p = .234 p = .667
Capacity & resources - Nutritional resources -0.05 0.19 1.53
   [-1.38; 1.29] [-1.04; 1.41] [0.08; 2.98]
   p = .945 p = .766 p = .039*
Capacity & resources - Program participation BCSFVNP No (reference) 1 (reference) 1 (reference)
   Yes 1.02 0.43 0.32
    [-0.71; 2.74] [-1.02; 1.88] [-1.28; 1.91]
    p = .234 p = .552 p = .690
  BC Milk Program No 1 (reference) 1 (reference) 1 (reference)
   Yes 0.19 -0.36 -0.71
    [-1.12; 1.51] [-1.65; 0.92] [-2.17; 0.75]
    p = .773 p = .580 p = .343
School nutrition practices -0.23 -0.27 -0.22
    [-0.37; -0.08] [-0.42; -0.11] [-0.40; 0.04]
    p = .002** p = .001** p = .019*
School internal and external influences
Internal and external Support   -1.38 -0.28 -0.11
    [-2.84; -0.07] [-1.75; 1.19] [-1.80;1.58]
   p = .063 p = .706 p = .901
  1. CI = Confidence Interval; BC = British Columbia; BCSFVNP = BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program.
  2. ** Significant at p < .01.
  3. * Trend towards statistical significance at p < .05.