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Table 1 Information on four cross-sectional studies with fourth-grade children from Augusta, Georgia, USA

From: How accurate are parental responses concerning their fourth-grade children's school-meal participation, and what is the relationship between children's body mass index and school-meal participation based on parental responses?

  Study A [19] Study B [21] Study C [20] Study D [18]
School year 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003
Number of schools 6 11 10 6
School codes a, b, c, d, e, f a, b, c, d, e, g, h, i, j, k, l a, b, c, d, e, g, h, i, j, k b, e, f, g, k, m
Percent of children invited to participate in study who provided written child assent and parental consenta 73% 73% 56% 70%
Number of children in study 329 570 362 274
Questions on consent form (response options) Does this child usually eat the school breakfast? (yes, no)
Does this child usually bring breakfast from home to eat at school? (yes, no)
Does this child usually eat the school lunch? (yes, no)
Does this child usually bring lunch from home to eat at school? (yes, no)
Does this child usually eat breakfast? (yes, no)
If yes, where? (home, school, other)
Does this child usually eat the school lunch? (yes, no)
Does this child usually bring lunch from home to eat at school? (yes, no)
Does this child usually eat breakfast? (yes, no)
If yes, where? (home, school, other)
On school days, where does this child usually eat breakfast? (at home, at school, at home and school, this child usually does not eat breakfast)
Average number of days that nametag recordsb were completed for breakfast (range) 35 (26-51) 26 (7-36) 16 (12-18) 7 (3-10)
Average number of days that nametag records were completed for lunch (range)c 10 (3-22) 7 (3-11) 4 (3-8) 5 (3-6)
Time of day when weight and height measurements were collected at school Afternoon, after lunch Afternoon, after lunch Afternoon, after lunch Morning, after breakfast
Month when weight and height measurements were collected March March March November
  1. a For each of the four studies, the percentages of Black and White girls and boys who agreed to participate were similar to those of the total population of fourth-grade children at the schools where data were collected.
  2. b Nametag records were created by research staff and were completed during school-meal observations to indicate which children (identified by the nametags they wore) participated in the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program -- that is, obtained breakfast and lunch provided by the school.
  3. c Children with fewer than 3 days of nametag records for lunch were excluded from analyses for the current article.