Table 1

Demographics and characteristics of the surveyed population (n=193)

Mean or %SDMinimumMaximum
Age (years) (n=189)12.80.81114
Male (%) (n=183)56
Ethnicity (%) (n=187)
 White21.1
 Asian (excluding Chinese)48.3
 Black/African–Carribean19.4
 Others11.1
BMI (kg/m2) (n=121)20.84.214.036.4
BMI for age percentile
 Male (n=72)61.931.51100
 Female (n=49)64.027.31100
% Overweight (by BMI for age specific for gender) (n=121)9.1
% Obese (by BMI for age specific for gender) (n=121)21.5
Entitlement to free school meals (%) (n=183)61
Weekly purchases at fast food outlets (%) (n=183)
 Everyday9.8
 4–6 times9.8
 2–3 times34.4
 Once a week27.9
 Less than once a week18.1
Amount spent per visit (%) (n=184)
 Less than £247.8
 £2–£325.5
 More than £326.6
  • BMI, body mass index.