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Northern Ireland University Students Food Attitudes and Behaviour Survey

Creator:

Devine, P., Lloyd, K., Gray, A., Northern Ireland Social and Political Archive (ARK)

Subject Keywords: Food attitudes and behaviour among university students in Northern Ireland
Topic: Obesity
Chronic Conditions
Obesity
Catalogue: Data
Primary Data Sources
Type: Dataset
Region: Northern Ireland
Description:

In November 2005, ARK undertook a food attitudes and behaviour survey among university students in Northern Ireland on behalf of the Food Standards Agency. On 21 November 2005, all students attending Queen’s University and University of Ulster received an email asking them to take part in an online survey hosted on the ARK server (www.ark.ac.uk). Demographic characteristics: - 3,412 responses were received from students attending all the constituent colleges and campuses of Queen’s University Belfast (57%) and the University of Ulster (44%). - 69% of respondents were female. - The age of respondents ranged from 17 to 58 years, with a mean of 22 years. - 28% of respondents were in the first year of their course, with similar proportions of respondents in their 2nd or 3rd year (22% and 21% respectively). 12% of respondents were in their 4th or 5th year, and 16% were postgraduates. - The vast majority of respondents (95%) were studying full-time, with 5% studying part time. - 35% of students said their university fees were being paid by their Education and Library Board and 29% said their parents were paying them. 18% of students were paying their fees themselves. - 60% of respondents had a part time job, and 6% had a full time job. - 42% of respondents lived with other students, friends or professionals, 38% lived with their family, and 19% lived in university accommodation. Only 2% lived alone. 52% of respondents living alone were postgraduates, while 56% of those living in university accommodation were first years.

Date:

01/02/2006

Rights: © Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA)
Suggested citation:

Devine, P., Lloyd, K., Gray, A., Northern Ireland Social and Political Archive (ARK). (2006) Northern Ireland University Students Food Attitudes and Behaviour Survey [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/5488 [Accessed: 20th September 2019].

  

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