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Table 1 Baseline characteristics (weighted frequencies) of participants aged 15–17 years old for the final analysis selected from the Statistics Canada’s National Population Health Survey (NPHS)†

From: Fruit and vegetable consumption in adolescence and health in early adulthood: a longitudinal analysis of the Statistics Canada’s National Population Health Survey

   Final sample (n = 250)
Characteristics at baseline (the cycle 5 in 2002/2003) n %
Sex   
 Male 114 45.5
 Female 136 54.5
Age   
 15 years old 93 37.3
 16 years old 87 35.0
 17 years old 69 27.7
Mental health (K6 scores)   
 < = 4 178 71.0
 > = 5 72 29.0
Self-rated health   
 Non-excellent (poor, fair, good, very good) 184 73.5
 Excellent 66 26.5
Fruit and vegetable consumption (summed frequency per day)   
 Low (< = 3.14) 78 31.3
 Moderate (3.14-5.00) 84 33.7
 High (5<) 88 35.0
Current drinker (yes) 161 64.4
Current smoker (yes) 29 11.5
Physical activity   
 Active, Moderate 186 74.4
 Inactive 64 25.6
Household size   
 1,2,3persons 55 21.9
 4 persons 113 45.1
 5 persons and more 82 33.0
Body mass index (BMI)   
 24.9 < = 209 83.5
 > = 25.0 41 16.5
Highest level of education in household   
 Low 25 10.1
 Middle 60 24.1
 High 165 65.8
  1. †:Figures are rounded, thus the total number is not equal to the total number of respondents (n = 250).