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Schoolchildren's Dietary Survey, 1983

Title details

SN: 2657
Title: Schoolchildren's Dietary Survey, 1983
Depositor: Office of Population Censuses and Surveys. Social Survey Division
Principal investigator(s): Office of Population Censuses and Surveys. Social Survey Division
Department of Health and Social Security
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Data collector(s): Office of Population Censuses and Surveys. Social Survey Division
Sponsor(s): Department of Health and Social Security


The citation for this study is:

Office of Population Censuses and Surveys. Social Survey Division, Department of Health and Social Security, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. (1989). Schoolchildren's Dietary Survey, 1983. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 2657

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Subject Categories

Child development and child rearing - Social stratification and groupings
Consumer behaviour - Economics
Nutrition - Health


Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

The purpose of this survey was to investigate the diets of schoolchildren in two specific age groups.
Main Topics:
Food and nutrient intake of children aged 10/11 and 14/15 in relation to socio-economic variables. Schoolchildren and their parents provided the information with senior schoolteachers giving details of school provision.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: 1983
Country: Great Britain
Spatial units: No information recorded
Observation units: Individuals
Universe: National
Schoolchildren in Britain aged 10 or 14 at the start of the school year.
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Number of units: 3000 (target) 3296 (obtained)
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Physical measurements
Weighting: No information recorded

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 22 September 1989
Copyright: Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
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By principal investigator(s):
Department of Health, `The diets of British schoolchildren' Report on Health and Social Subjects no. 36 (London: HMSO, 1989)

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