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Table 1 Individual characteristics of the study sample from Belgium (N = 1007)

From: Consumers’ food choices, understanding and perceptions in response to different front-of-pack nutrition labelling systems in Belgium: results from an online experimental study

 N%
Sex
 Men50550.2
 Women50249.8
Age, years
 18–3033633.4
 31–5033633.4
  ≥ 5133533.3
Educational level
 Primary education555.5
 Secondary education32832.6
 Trade certificate11711.6
 University, undergraduate degree35635.4
 University, postgraduate degree15115.0
Level of household monthly income
 High33833.6
 Medium34033.8
 Low32932.7
Responsible for grocery shopping
 Yes73873.3
 No737.3
 Share job equally19619.5
Self-estimated diet quality
 I eat a very unhealthy diet171.7
 I eat a mostly unhealthy diet21321.2
 I eat a mostly healthy diet63463.0
 I eat a very healthy diet14314.2
Nutrition knowledge
 I do not know anything about nutrition313.1
 I am not very knowledgeable about nutrition28728.5
 I am somewhat knowledgeable about nutrition63463.0
 I am very knowledgeable about nutrition17016.9
Did you see the FOP label during the survey?
 No27727.5
 Unsure11010.9
 Yes62061.6
Participants who recalled seeing the FoPL they were exposed to
 HSR10150.0
 MTL15074.6
 Nutri-Score15577.1
 GDA label13365.8
 Warning symbol8140.3