Dataset: HBSC-2005/06, ed.1.0

Variable breakfastwe: Breakfast weekend

Literal Question

MQ5. How often do you usually have breakfast (more than a glass of milk or fruit juice)?
Please tick one box for weekdays and one box for weekend

Values Categories N
1 Never 13366
2 One day 25920
3 Two days 157828
Sysmiss 8824

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 197114
Missing cases 8824
Minimum 1.0
Maximum 3.0
Mean 2.733
This variable is numeric


Source: HBSC survey 2001/02.

Description:  A measure on frequency of breakfast consumption in order to identify those who regularly skip this meal, which is generally considered an important factor in a healthy lifestyle.  Skipping breakfast has been associated with other health compromising behaviours, such as substance use and reduced cognitive functioning. The question is split between weekdays and weekends to identify those who do not eat breakfast on a school day.


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