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Table 1 Percentage of pupils (with access) who report ever purchasing food or drinks out of school at lunchtime

From: Food and drink purchasing habits out of school at lunchtime: a national survey of secondary school pupils in Scotland

  n % p-value
All* 608 63.0  
Sex    0.077
boys 304 66.1  
girls 304 59.1  
Deprivation (SIMD)    0.015
1 (most deprived) 104 76.0  
2 122 64.0  
3 139 60.5  
4 113 63.0  
5 (least deprived) 130 52.6  
BMI groups**    0.106
not overweight or obese 392 62.5  
overweight, not obese 89 70.0  
obese 103 55.3  
School year    0.002
1 (11-12 yrs) 148 63.2  
2 (12-13 yrs) 145 71.5  
3 (13-14 yrs) 99 70.5  
4 (14-15 yrs) 103 52.8  
5 & 6 (15-16 yrs) 113 49.2  
  1. *sample of 608 excludes 4 pupils who reported that they did not have access to places selling food or drinks out of school at lunchtime. **BMI groupings: not overweight or obese <85th percentile, overweight, not obese ≥85th to <95th percentile, obese ≥95th percentile