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Table 3 Children’s food habits and lifestyle

From: Assessing parental traits affecting children’s food habits: an analysis of the determinants of responsible consumption

Variable name Description Mean Frequency Standard deviation Min Max
Food habits Daily fruit consumption 2.223   0.925 1 4
Yes, everyday   25.4%    
Often   35.4%    
Sometimes   30.7%    
No, never   8.5%    
Daily vegetable consumption 2.500   0.917 1 4
Yes, everyday   16.9%    
Often   28.5%    
Sometimes   42.3%    
No, never   12.3%    
Weekly candy consumption 2.707   1.601 1 5
Everyday   16.9%    
3–4 times a week   23.1%    
1–2 times a week   31.5%    
Rarely   28.5%    
Never   0.0%    
Weekly soft-drink consumption 2.600   1.528 1 5
Everyday   13.9%    
3–4 times a week   26.9%    
1–2 times a week   31.5%    
Rarely   22.3%    
Never   5.4%    
Fast food Frequency of eating at fast food 4.461   1.330 1 6
More than once a week   5.3%    
3–4 times a month   0.8%    
2–3 times a month   6.1%    
Once a month   8.5%    
Rarely   73.9%    
Never   5.4%    
Physical activity Practice of physical activity (1 if yes) 0.423   0.495 0 1
Yes   42.3%    
No   57.7%