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Table 1 Characteristics of schools (N = 174) and grade 7-12 students (N = 11,385), British Columbia, Canada

From: Associations between the school food environment, student consumption and body mass index of Canadian adolescents

   % or mean (SD) [range]
Student characteristics
Age (N = 11375)   14.9 (1.8) [12.0 – 19.0]
Sex (N = 11368) Male 48.1%
Female 51.9%
Body Mass Index (BMI) (N = 9363) Underweight 4.9%
Normal weight 78.4%
Overweight 12.7%
Obesity 3.9%
Student behavior
Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption (N = 10879) No 57.7%
1 yesterday 31.9%
2+ yesterday 10.4%
Food consumption index (N = 10735)   5.7 (2.4) [1.0 – 9.0]
School socio-demographic characteristics
Postsecondary education (N =171) 32.0% (8.0) [14.61 – 56.86]
School setting (N = 174 ) Urban 62.1%
Suburban 16.1%
Rural 21.8%
Median family income (N = 171)   $69,006 ($24,216) [0 – $161,725]
School environment
Policy institutionalization – District guidelines (N = 152 ) 2.1 (0.4) [1.0 – 3.0]
Policy institutionalization – school nutrition practices (N = 130 ) 0.4 (0.2) [0.0 – 1.0]
Capacity & resources Nutritional resources (N = 151) 1.9 (0.5) [1.0 – 3.0]
Program participation (N = 144) None 55.6%
1 program 28.5%
2 programs 16.0%
Internal and external support (N = 148)   2.7 (0.4) [1.7 – 3.7]
Sugar-sweetened beverages availability (N = 174) No 56.9%
Yes 43.1%
Food availability index (N = 174)   4.7 (2.1) [1.0 – 9.0]