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Table 3 Demographics of non-respondent service cooks

From: Measuring implementation behaviour of menu guidelines in the childcare setting: confirmatory factor analysis of a theoretical domains framework questionnaire (TDFQ)

  Respondents n = 202 Non-respondentsa n = 140 p-value**
Demographic variable N (%) N (%)
Female 188 (93.07) 127 (90) 0.43
Qualification
University Qualification 4 (1.98) 2 (1.43) 0.70
Tafe Course 88 (43.56) 56 (40.00) 0.58
Registered Training Organisation Course 88 (43.56) 78 (55.71) 0.03
‘On the job’ Training 44 (21.78) 27 (19.29) 0.59
≥40 years of age 130 (64.68) 88 (62.86) 0.73
>5 years as a service cook in childcare services 109 (56.19) 66 (47.83) 0.15
>5 years in current position 83 (41.92) 40 (28.99) 0.02
Hours worked per week 0.89
2029 h 82 (40.59) 60 (43.17)
Works ≥30 h per week 93 (46.04) 61 (43.88)
Menu planning practices
 Menu cycle Length 0.42
   Six week menu cycle 31 (15.35) 12 (8.57)
   Four week menu cycle 108 (53.47) 78 (55.71)
   Two week menu cycle 14 (9.41) 11 (7.86)
Frequency service plans a menu 0.92
Every 6 months 84 (41.58) 63 (45.00)
Every 3 months 60 (29.70) 38 (27.14)
Hours taken to plan a service menu    0.04
   < 5 h 127 (62.87) 96 (68.57)
   ≥ 5 h 66 (32.67) 31 (22.14)
  1. aNon-respondents are those eligible service cooks who did not complete all 75 TDFQ items and whose data is not included in the analysis
  2. **p-value <0.05 is considered significant