Skip to main content

Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the study population by children, teacher and school characteristics

From: Unravelling the effect of the Dutch school-based nutrition programme Taste Lessons: the role of dose, appreciation and interpersonal communication

  Total Grades 5–6 Grades 7–8
N Mean (SD) or % N Mean (SD) or % N Mean (SD) or %
Children characteristics (n = 392)
 Age (years) 392 9.6 (1.3) 224 8.7 (0.7) 168 10.8 (0.7)
 Sex – girls 179 45.7 107 47.8 72 42.9
 Ethnicity – nativea 247 63.0 145 64.7 102 60.7
Teacher characteristics (n = 20)b
 Sex – female 18 90.0 11 84.6 6 75.0
 Teaching experience (years)c 18 17.1 (13.4) 11 19.0 (14.6) 8 14.4 (11.9)
School characteristics (n = 392)
Location
  - Village (<10,000 inhabitants) 129 32.9 97 43.3 32 19.0
  - Small city (10,000–100,000 inhabitants) 211 53.8 111 49.6 100 59.5
  - City (>100,000 inhabitants) 52 13.3 16 7.1 36 21.4
School type
  - Public 106 27.0 47 21.0 59 35.1
  - Religious 286 73.0 177 79.0 109 64.9
School size
  - Small (<150 students) 145 37.0 71 31.7 74 44.0
  - Medium (150–400 students) 247 63.0 153 68.3 94 56.0
  1. aGrades 5–8: 28 missing (7 %), grades 5–6: 5 missing (2 %), grades 7–8: 23 missing (14 %)
  2. bOne male teacher had a grade 6–7 class
  3. cTwo teachers’ data are missing