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Table 2 The school environment

From: Differences in school environment, school policy and actions regarding overweight prevention between Dutch schools. A nationwide survey

  Total School level   
   Vocational education schools Mixed schools Higher education schools Vocational education schools versus higher education schools# Mixed schools versus higher education schools#
  n = 515 n = 216 n = 232 n = 67   
  % (n) % (n) % (n) % (n) OR (95%CI) OR (95%CI)
Soft drink vending machine present at school 91.4 (466) 90.2 (194) 91.3 (209) 95.5 (63) 1.0 (0.9;1.1) 1.0 (0.9;1.0)
Percentage of soft drink vending machines present at school that contain light soft drinks 79.8 (372) 75.4 (147) 82.2 (171) 85.7 (54) 0.9 (0.8;1.0) 1.0 (0.9;1.1)
Soft drink vending machines contain more unhealthy drinks than healthy drinks 57.9 (268) 61.9 (120) 58.5 (121) 43.6 (27) 1.4 (1.0;1.9) 1.4 (1.0;1.9)*
Vending machine present at school that contains sweets/candy bars 80.7 (413) 75.6 (161) 84.9 (197) 82.1 (55) 1.1 (0.9;1.2) 1.1 (1.0;1.2)
Sweets/candy bars vending machines contain more unhealthy than healthy foods 63.7 (260) 70.6 (113) 64.4 (125) 40.7 (22) 1.7 (1.2;2.4)* 1.6 (1.1;2.3)*
There is a supermarket, gas station, or fast food restaurant in the neighbourhood of the school 78.3 (393) 76.7 (161) 79.7 (181) 78.5 (51) 1.1 (0.9;1.2) 1.1 (0.9;1.2)
The students are allowed to leave the school property during school hours 57.4 (295) 42.6 (92) 65.8 (152) 76.1 (51) 0.6 (0.5;0.8)* 0.9 (0.8;1.0)
There are facilities at and around the school property where the students can be physically active 68.1 (345) 63.1 (135) 70.3 (161) 76.6 (49) 0.8 (0.7;1.0) 0.9 (0.8;1.1)
  1. # Associations are adjusted for school size
  2. * p < 0.05