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Table 2 School meal participation (in days) by BMI category for the total sample and subseta

From: Children's body mass index, participation in school meals, and observed energy intake at school meals

  Underweight & healthy weight
(< 85th percentile)
Overweight
(≥ 85th to < 95th percentiles)
Obese
(≥ 95th to < 99th percentiles)
Severely obese
(≥ 99th percentile)
  All children
n = 811
Subset
n = 232
All children
n = 295
Subset
n = 87
All children
n = 321
Subset
n = 100
All children
n = 144
Subset
n = 46
Participation - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - mean (standard deviation) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Breakfastb 104
(58)
141
(27)
104
(57)
141
(25)
106
(58)
142
(25)
107
(55)
140
(24)
Lunchc 156
(28)
162
(16)
155
(32)
163
(11)
156
(29)
161
(14)
157
(25)
163
(10)
Combinedd 98
(56)
133
(26)
97
(55)
133
(25)
99
(55)
133
(26)
100
(53)
133
(23)
  1. a Each child in the subset was observed eating school breakfast and school lunch (with both meals observed on the same day).
  2. b Breakfast participation was the number of days on which a child participated in school breakfast during his or her fourth-grade school year.
  3. c Lunch participation was the number of days on which a child participated in school lunch during his or her fourth-grade school year.
  4. d Combined participation was the number of days on which a child participated in both school breakfast and school lunch during his or her fourth-grade school year.