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Table 3 Correlations between deprivation, school size, organisational commitment to health and health improvement activities in secondary schools in Wales (N = 67)

From: Variations in schools’ commitment to health and implementation of health improvement activities: a cross-sectional study of secondary schools in Wales

   FSM entitlement School size Organisational commitment to health
Healthy eating Healthy eating policy 0.06 0.25* 0.41**
Healthy food promoted in canteen −0.04 0.03 0.35**
Extra-curricular nutrition education programmes 0.16 0.01 −0.04
Parental involvement in nutrition education 0.01 0.03 0.14
Physical activity Number of days extracurricular sports available 0.06 0.17 0.27**
Number of sport facilities 0.03 0.19 0.33**
PE time within curriculum 0.15 0.12 −0.13
Number of strategies to promote active travel −0.08 0.24* 0.22*
Involvement of parents and families −0.01 0.20 0.19
Substance use Presence of written policy on smoking 0.21* 0.10 0.07
Coverage of smoke-free policy −0.08 0.05 0.25**
Number of year groups receiving substance misuse education 0.23* 0.03 0.25**
Mental/Emotional health Written policy for emotional health 0.23* −0.06 0.16
Sex and relationships Number of year groups receiving sex and relationships education 0.15 −0.09 0.25*
Personal and Social Education Weekly time dedicated to PSE 0.30** 0.08 0.08
Composite measures Sum of education items 0.30** 0.05 0.19
Sum of environment/policy items 0.16 0.23* 0.46**
Sum of family involvement items 0.04 0.12 0.18
Health Promoting Schools composite score 0.30** 0.20 0.40**
  1. *p<0.10
  2. **p<0.05