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Table 1 Characteristics of primary and secondary schools including province, language of instruction, location of school, socio-economic status of the majority of students, and size of school

From: Food and beverage marketing in primary and secondary schools in Canada

  School type All Schools, n = 154 n (%)
Primary, n = 108 n (%) Secondary, n = 46 n (%)
Province  
 British Columbia 65 (60) 25 (54) 90 (58)
 Ontario 38 (35) 20 (43) 59 (38)
 Nova Scotia 5 (5) 1 (2) 6 (4)
Language of Instruction  
 English 89 (82) 38 (83) 128 (83)
 French 6 (6) 4 (9) 10 (6)
 English and French 13 (12) 4 (89) 17 (11)
Location of School  
 Downtown 19 (18) 8 (17) 27 (18)
 Suburban 49 (47) 14 (30) 64 (42)
 Rural 37 (35) 24 (52) 61 (40)
SES of Majority of Students
 Low 32 (30) 18 (39) 50 (32)
 Average/Middle 68 (63) 26 (57) 95 (61)
 High 8 (7) 2 (4) 10 (6)
Size of School (# of students enrolled)
 Less than 200 25 (23) 7 (15) 32 (21)
 201–599 71 (66) 18 (39) 90 (58)
 600–999 12 (11) 9 (20) 21 (14)
 1000+ 0 (0) 12 (26) 12 (8)
Presence of a school board policy related to food and beverage marketing
 Written policy 68 (64) 27 (59) 96 (62)
 Verbal policy 2 (2) 3 (7) 5 (3)
 No policy 9 (9) 4 (9) 13 (9)
 Did not know 27 (26) 12 (26) 39 (25)
Presence of a school policy related to food and beverage marketing
 Written policy 32 (30) 16 (36) 48 (31)
 Verbal policy 21 (19) 10 (22) 32 (21)
 No policy 47 (44) 14 (31) 61 (40)
 Did not know 8 (8) 5 (11) 13 (8)
  1. Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding