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Table 1 Characteristics of the intervention group and school-based control group at baseline

From: Evaluation of a school-based multicomponent behavioural intervention in deprived urban areas for children classified as overweight, obese or at risk for overweight

Characteristic Intervention group (N = 195) School-based control group (N = 166) p-value
Gender (girls) 107 (55) 91 (55) 0.99
Age (years) 9.7 (1.2) 9.4 (1.1) 0.01
Ethnicitya
 Dutch 3 (2) NA  
 Surinamese 64 (35) NA  
 Moroccan 49 (27) NA  
 Turkish 40 (22) NA  
 Other 25 (14) NA  
BMI (kg/m2) 23.0 (3.2) 22.4 (2.9) 0.03
BMI SDS 2.05 (0.58) 1.99 (0.50) 0.32
Weight status  < 0.01
 Normal weightb 21 (11) 0  
 Overweight 98 (50) 116 (70)  
 Obese 37 (39) 50 (30)  
Evaluation period (daysc) 196 (54) 306 (77)  < 0.01
  1. Data as mean (SD) or N (%)
  2. NA not available for the school-based control group
  3. aMissing data n = 14 participants
  4. bChildren at high risk for overweight in the near future
  5. cNumber of days between baseline and follow-up