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Table 1 Baseline sample characteristics of study participants and their mothers (n = 721)

From: TV advertising and dietary intake in adolescents: a pre- and post- study of Chile’s Food Marketing Policy

  mean sd n %
Child characteristics     
Age (years) 13.6 0.4   
Female    364 50.5
TV viewing time (hours per week) 14.8 10.9   
Exposure to high-in ads (minutes per week)     
Any “High In” ad 7.5 6.6   
High calorie 3.2 2.9   
High total sugar 4.8 4.3   
High saturated fat 1.8 1.7   
High sodium 0.7 0.7   
Consumption of high-in food and beverages     
Per capita absolute intake (kcal) 555 385   
Per capita energy adjusted intake (% kcal of total) 29.7 18.5   
Percentage consuming    709 98.3
Per consumer absolute intake (kcal) 572 434   
Per consumer energy adjusted intake (% kcal of total) 30.7 18.5   
Primary caregiver characteristics     
Education level (%)     
Less than high school    213 29.5
High school complete    342 47.4
More than high school    166 23.0
Married or living with partner    391 54.2
Family owns home    410 56.9