Skip to main content

Table 4 Consumption frequency or dietary patterns: Rapid Eating Assessment for Participants Short Version (REAP-S) responses (n= available data of the 159 participants for that variable)

From: Law enforcement personnel are willing to change, but report influencing beliefs and barriers to optimised dietary intake

In an average week, how often do you? n (%) Usually/Often Sometimes Rarely/Never Does not apply to me a
1. Skip breakfast? (n=157) 38 (24.2%) 53 (33.8%) 66 (42.0%)  
2. Eat 4 or more meals from sit-down or take out restaurants? (n=158) 10 (6.3%) 73 (46.2%) 75 (47.5%)  
3. Eat less than 2 servings of whole grain products or high fibre starches a day? (n=157) 18 (11.5%) 66 (42.0%) 73 (46.5%)  
4. Eat less than 2 servings of fruit a day? (n=159) 25 (15.7%) 80 (50.3%) 54 (34.0%)  
5. Eat less than 2 servings of vegetables a day? (n=155) 12 (7.7%) 88 (56.8%) 55 (35.5%)  
6. Eat or drink less than 2 servings of milk, yogurt, or cheese a day? (n=157) 44 (28.0%) 71 (45.2%) 42 (26.8%)  
7. Eat more than 8 oz of meat, chicken, turkey or fish per day? (n=159) 76 (47.8%) 56 (35.2%) 23 (14.5%) 4 (2.5%)
8. Use regular processed meats? (n=158) 11 (7.0%) 60 (38.0%) 74 (46.8%) 13 (8.2%)
9. Eat fried foods such as fried chicken, fried fish, French fries, fried plantains …? (n=157) 10 (6.4%) 77 (49.0%) 70 (44.6%)  
10. Eat regular potato chips, nacho chips, corn chips, crackers, regular popcorn, nuts instead of pretzels, low-fat chips or low- fat crackers, air-popped popcorn? (n=158) 15 (9.5%) 56 (35.4%) 71 (44.9%) 16 (10.1%)
11. Add butter, margarine or oil to bread, potatoes, rice or vegetables at the table? (n=158) 24 (15.2%) 36 (22.8%) 98 (62.0%)  
12. Eat sweets like cake, cookies, pastries, donuts, muffins, chocolate and candies more than 2 times per day? (n=157) 3 (1.9%) 40 (25.5%) 114 (72.6%)  
13. Drink 16 oz or more of non-diet soda, fruit drink/punch or Kool-Aid a day? (n=156)  4 (2.6%) 20 (12.8%) 132 (84.6%)  
  1. a ‘Does not apply to me’ was an option for questions 7–8 and 10. Responding with this indicates participants ‘rarely eat meat, chicken, turkey or fish’; ‘rarely eat processed meats’; and/or ‘rarely eats these snack foods’ respectively. Where participants responded with ‘does not apply to me’ on a question that did not offer this as a response option, data has been considered as missing data (n = 10)