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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics and dietary behaviours of the participant sample (n = 753)

From: Examination of how food environment and psychological factors interact in their relationship with dietary behaviours: test of a cross-sectional model

Mother’s characteristic Mean Standard Deviation (SD)
Age at interview 32 6
Dietary quality score 0.0 1
  n %a
Number of children
Pregnant 5 1
1 299 40
2 302 40
3 109 14
4+ 38 5
Educational attainment
Low (≤16 years of age) 282 37
Mid 276 37
High (degree) 195 26
Neighbourhood deprivation
Most deprived 164 22
2 159 21
3 218 29
4 107 14
Least deprived 105 14
Fruit intake
Never 18 2
Once a month 7 1
Once a fortnight 11 1
1–2 times a week 64 9
3–6 times a week 129 17
Once a day 275 37
> once a day 249 33
Fast food intake
Never 286 38
Once a month 223 30
Once a fortnight 147 20
1–2 times a week 92 12
3–6 times a week 4 1
Once a day 1 0
> once a day 0 0
Takeaway food intake
Never 155 21
Once a month 229 30
Once a fortnight 202 27
1–2 times a week 159 21
3–6 times a week 8 1
Once a day 0 0
 > once a day 0 0
  1. aPercentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding