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The Scottish Health Survey: Volume 1: Main Report

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Table 5.11 Children's diet quality, 2008/2009 combined, by equivalised household income quintile and sex

Aged 2-15
2008/2009 combined

Dietary quality index ( DQI)
quintile and mean score

Equivalised annual household income quintile

1 st
(highest)

2 nd

3 rd

4 th

5 th
(lowest)

%

%

%

%

%

Boys

DQI quintile

1 st (lowest)

12

16

19

22

28

2 nd

16

24

24

22

22

3 rd

19

24

19

18

20

4 th

20

15

21

20

19

5 th (highest)

33

21

18

18

11

Mean DQI

51.7

47.6

47.0

46.7

43.6

Standard error of the mean

0.80

0.86

0.72

0.86

0.80

Median

52.5

46.4

47.2

46.5

44.2

Girls

DQI quintile

1 st (lowest)

12

15

20

23

28

2 nd

16

21

18

22

19

3 rd

21

20

21

16

19

4 th

24

22

25

18

17

5 th (highest)

27

23

15

20

17

Mean DQI

51.0

49.2

47.0

46.6

45.3

Standard error of the mean

0.90

0.81

0.77

0.95

0.87

Median

51.1

49.4

48.3

45.8

44.4

Bases (weighted):

Boys

307

347

376

367

369

Girls

282

331

356

323

367

Bases (unweighted):

Boys

302

355

381

366

345

Girls

293

347

364

331

342