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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of RELACHS participants

From: Does the local food environment around schools affect diet? Longitudinal associations in adolescents attending secondary schools in East London

2001 younger group (n=1382) N %
Free School Meal eligible Yes 604 43.7
  No 597 43.2
  missing 181 13.1
Gender Male 691 50
  Female 691 50
   mean sd
Healthy Diet Score (n=1325)   6.6 2.8
Unhealthy Diet Score (n=1295)   13.7 3.7
   mean sd
Age (years, n=1227)   12.2 0.3
Imputed for 2005 (n=757) N %
Free School Meal eligible Yes 376 49.7
  No 381 50.3
Gender Male 357 47.2
  Female 400 52.8
   mean sd
Healthy Diet Score   5.5 4.1
Unhealthy Diet Score   13.2 2.8
   mean sd
Age (years)   16.1 0.3
Complete Case for 2005 (n=524) N %
Free School Meal eligible Yes 235 44.8
  No 289 55.2
Gender Male 222 42.4
  Female 302 57.6
   mean sd
Healthy Diet Score   5.4 2.7
Unhealthy Diet Score   12.9 4.2
   mean sd
Age (years)   16.1 0.3