Table 2

Descriptive statistics for observed variables by waist-to-height ratio

Body size
Waist-to-height ratio <0.5
(n=860)
Waist-to-height ratio >0.51
(n=169)
Total
(n=1029)
Mean (SD)Mean (SD)Mean (SD)
Unhealthy food outlets
DensityCount7.20 (4.76)7.63 (7.99)2.77 (4.80)
Distance to nearest from homeMetres575 (637)499 (387)562 (604)
Distance to nearest from schoolMetres372 (219)384 (206)374 (217)
n (%)n (%)n (%)
Unhealthy dietary behaviours
Frequency of consumption of unhealthy drinksEvery day and every week762 (88.6)138 (81.7)900 (87.5)
Every month and hardly ever/never98 (11.4)31 (18.3)129 (12.5)
Frequency of consumption of unhealthy snacksEvery day and every week697 (81.0)140 (82.8)837 (81.3)
Every month and hardly ever/never163 (19.0)29 (17.2)192 (18.7)
Food purchasing behaviour on the way to schoolEvery day and every week843 (98.0)159 (92.9)1000 (97.2)
Every month and hardly ever/never17 (2.0)12 (7.1)29 (2.8)
Food purchasing behaviour on the way from schoolEvery day and every week829 (96.4)158 (93.5)987 (95.9)
Every month and hardly ever/never31 (3.6)11 (6.5)42 (4.1)