Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Characteristics of Dutch primary schoolchildren aged 4–12 in the Dutch National Food Consumption Survey 2012–2014 in total and separated by place of consumption (at home or at school)

From: What’s for lunch? The content and quality of lunches consumed by Dutch primary schoolchildren and the differences between lunches consumed at home and at school

  Total
(n = 363)
Place of consumption
Home (n = 185) School (n = 178)
n % n % n %
Gender
 Boys 182 50.1 105 56.8* 77 43.3*
 Girls 181 49.9 80 43.2* 101 56.7*
Age (years)
 4–6 121 33.3 67 36.2 54 30.3
 7–9 128 35.3 65 35.1 63 35.4
 10–12 114 31.4 53 28.6 61 34.3
Urbanization
 Low 156 43.0 76 41.1 80 44.9
 Moderate 76 20.9 42 22.7 34 19.1
 High 131 36.1 67 36.2 64 36.0
Migration background
 Western 338 93.1 174 94.1 164 92.1
 Non-western 25 6.9 11 5.9 14 7.9
BMI categories
 Normal 299 82.4 152 82.2 147 82.6
 Overweight/ obese 64 17.7 33 17.8 31 17.4
Parents’ highest educational level
 Low 38 10.5 17 9.2 21 11.8
 Middle 149 41.0 84 45.4 65 36.5
 High 176 48.5 84 45.4 92 51.7
Season of measurement
 Spring 96 26.4 54 29.2 42 23.6
 Summer 65 17.9 31 16.8 34 19.1
 Autumn 102 28.1 49 26.5 53 29.8
 Winter 100 27.5 51 27.6 49 27.5
Number of recalls
 1 281 77.4 152 82.2 129 72.5
 2 82 22.6 33 17.8 49 27.5
Day of consumption
 Monday 62 17.1 26 14.1 36 20.2
 Tuesday 92 25.3 38 20.5 54 30.3
 Wednesday 64 17.6 52 28.1 12 6.7
 Thursday 84 23.1 40 21.6 44 24.7
 Friday 61 16.8 29 15.7 32 18.0
  1. BMI Body mass index
  2. *Statistically significant differences in percentage of boys and girls between the groups at home and at school (p ≤ 0.05)