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Table 5 Unadjusted Association with Outcomes: Region (Yes vs. No/Unsure/No Response)

From: Parent perspectives on school food allergy policy

Policy Region
  Northeast Midwest South West Unknown
  N = 102 N = 105 N = 31 N = 20 N = 31
School is generally safe environment 82 (80.4) 75 (71.4) 22 (71.0) 11 (55.0) 20 (64.5)
Epinephrine Policies
 Emergency (stock) epinephrine is available 54 (52.9) 59 (56.2) 17 (54.8) 8 (40.0) 17 (54.8)
 Children are able to carry their medications 52 (51.0) 65 (61.9) 17 (54.8) 13 (65.0) 20 (64.5)
 Child’s epinephrine is readily available in the classroom 46 (45.1) 57 (54.3) 18 (58.1) 7 (35.0) 17 (54.8)
 Emergency (stock) epinephrine available on all school field trips 34 (33.3) 42 (40.0) 12 (38.7) 2 (10.0) 14 (45.2)
 Emergency (stock) epinephrine available for after-school activities 9 (8.82) 16 (15.2) 3 (9.7) 1 (5.0) 1 (3.2)
 Emergency (stock) epinephrine travels with groups outside of school 13 (12.8) 11 (10.5) 1 (3.2) 1 (5.0) 7 (22.6)
Lunchroom Policies
 Designated lunch areas for students with food allergies 63 (61.8) 74 (70.5) 20 (64.5) 8 (40.0) 19 (61.3)
 School lunch menus with allergen information available 36 (35.3) 28 (26.7) 14 (45.2) 9 (45.0) 13 (41.9)
 Food items are labeled with allergen information 20 (19.6) 10 (9.5) 1 (3.2) 0 (0.0) 5 (16.1)*
 Clear cleaning procedures in the lunchroom 60 (58.8) 57 (54.3) 18 (58.1) 9 (45.0) 16 (51.6)
Classroom Policies
 Snack policy in the classroom 64 (62.8) 70 (66.7) 20 (64.5) 8 (40.0) 16 (51.6)
 Strict food guidelines for celebrations (holidays and birthdays) 61 (59.8) 59 (56.2) 11 (35.5) 6 (30.0) 16 (51.6)*
Field Trip & After-School Policies
 When food is not provided by the school for field trips, all parents are provided with food guidelines 30 (29.4) 24 (22.9) 6 (16.1) 4 (20.0) 11 (35.5)
 Strict food policies for after-school activities 8 (7.8) 11 (10.5) 0 (0.0) 1 (5.0) 3 (9.7)
 Concessions are clearly labeled for food allergens 6 (5.9) 6 (5.7) 0 (0.0) 2 (10.0) 4 (12.9)
Food Allergy Education Policies
 Training and education for students 10 (9.8) 13 (12.4) 3 (9.7) 2 (10.0) 3 (9.7)
 Educational materials in the lunchroom relating to food allergy 5 (4.9) 9 (8.6) 2 (6.5) 1 (5.0) 1 (3.2)
 Educational materials in the classroom relating to food allergy 5 (4.9) 4 (3.8) 3 (9.7) 2 (10.0) 2 (6.45)
 Children take school bus to/from school 65 (63.7) 30 (28.6) 16 (51.6) 4 (20.0) 14 (45.2)
  Adult on school bus is trained on allergic reactions 16 (24.6) 13 (43.3) 13 (81.3) 1 (25.0) 5 (35.7)**
  1. **p < 0.01, *p < 0.05