Variable Details:


Ball, K., A. MacFarlane, and D. Crawford (2009), "Can social cognitive theory constructs explain socio-economic variations in adolescent eating behaviours? A mediation analysis", Health Education Research, 24, 496-506.



  • Availability of energy-dense snack food within the home environment.


  • How frequently are cakes or sweet biscuits available at home?
  • How frequently are potato crisps or salty snacks available at home?
  • How frequently is chocolate or lollies available at home?
  • How frequently are soft drinks available at home?


  • Neumark-Sztainer, D., M. Wall, and C. Perry (2003), "Correlates of fruit and vegetables intake among adolescents: findings from Project EAT.", Preventive Medicine, 37, 198-208. [Endnote]