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The Scottish Health Survey: Volume 1: Main Report

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Table 5.9 Children's diet quality, 2008/2009 combined, by age and sex

Aged 2-15
2008/2009 combined

Dietary quality index ( DQI) quintile
and mean score

Age

Total

2-4

5-7

8-10

11-12

13-15

%

%

%

%

%

%

Boys

DQI quintile

1 st (lowest)

16

18

16

24

27

19

2 nd

19

22

25

20

23

22

3 rd

21

24

19

19

15

20

4 th

21

16

20

21

20

19

5 th (highest)

23

21

20

16

16

20

Mean DQI

49.4

47.7

47.8

45.5

44.5

47.2

Standard error of the mean

0.73

0.72

0.71

0.85

0.77

0.38

Median

49.2

46.1

48.3

45.6

44.0

47.2

Girls

DQI quintile

1 st (lowest)

18

14

20

22

29

20

2 nd

18

22

18

21

19

19

3 rd

21

19

20

17

16

19

4 th

22

22

21

22

18

21

5 th (highest)

22

24

21

18

18

21

Mean DQI

48.9

49.3

47.9

46.7

45.1

47.8

Standard error of the mean

0.69

0.77

0.77

0.85

0.76

0.37

Median

48.9

49.1

48.3

47.1

44.7

47.8

All children

DQI quintile

1 st (lowest)

17

16

18

23

28

20

2 nd

18

22

22

21

21

21

3 rd

21

21

19

18

15

19

4 th

21

19

21

21

19

20

5 th (highest)

23

22

20

17

17

20

Mean DQI

49.2

48.5

47.8

46.1

44.8

47.5

Standard error of the mean

0.51

0.53

0.54

0.62

0.56

0.29

Median

49.2

47.5

48.3

46.7

44.2

47.5

Bases (weighted):

Boys

421

479

431

258

351

1940

Girls

388

431

447

240

333

1839

All children

809

910

878

498

685

3780

Bases (unweighted):

Boys

406

404

402

296

410

1918

Girls

415

346

388

293

408

1850

All children

821

750

790

589

818

3768