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Table 1 Measurement and construction of the variables for cultural, social and economic capital

From: Does cultural capital contribute to educational inequalities in food consumption in the Netherlands? A cross-sectional analysis of the GLOBE-2011 survey

Variables Measurement in the survey Categorisation of the variable for the analyses
Family institutionalised cultural capital Educational level of the respondent’s father, mother and partner 1 = low, 2 = mid, 3 = high (tertiles of mean score)
Objectivised cultural capital Number of cooking-related possessions, i.e. a stove, cook book(s), set of knives, kitchen scale, and juicer (yes/no) 1 = low, 2 = mid, 3 = high (tertiles of sum score)
Incorporated cultural capital Participation, cooking skills, grocery shopping skills, information seeking and processing skills, nutrition knowledge 1 = low, 2 = mid, 3 = high (tertiles of mean score)
Total cultural capital Mean score of the variables for family institutionalised, objectivised, and total incorporated cultural capital 1 = low, 2 = mid, 3 = high (tertiles of mean score)
Total social capital Social support, health-related social leverage, interpersonal relationship network, social participation, perceptions of trust, perceived neighbourhood social capital 1 = low, 2 = mid, 3 = high (tertiles of mean score)
Total economic capital Household equivalent income, home ownership, crowding, financial strain 1 = low, 2 = mid, 3 = high (tertiles of mean score)
  1. Note: Detailed information on measurement and construction of the variables is available in Additional file 2. Information on the development of the cultural capital questionnaire is described elsewhere [5].