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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the sample on the outcome measures at baseline.

From: Evaluation of a multiple ecological level child obesity prevention program: Switch®what you Do, View, and Chew

   Total sample Experimental schools Control schools
Variable N
Total = 1,323a
  Total
N= 685
Males
N= 301
Females
N= 383
Total
N= 674
Males
N= 337
Females
N= 336
Age (years) 1,283 9.6 (0.9) 9.6 (0.9) 9.7 (0.9) 9.6 (0.9) 9.6 (0.9) 9.6 (0.9) 9.6 (0.9)
% Female 1,323 53.0% 56.0% --- --- 49.6% --- ---
Anthropometric data
Height (cm) 1,286 138.2 (7.9) 138.5 (7.9) 138.8 (7.7) 138.2 (8.1) 138.0 (7.9) 138.6 (7.7) 137.4 (8.0)
Weight (kg) 1,281 35.6 (9.3) 35.6 (9.2) 35.4 (8.8) 35.8 (9.5) 35.6 (9.5) 36.2 (9.3) 34.9 (9.6)
Body mass index (kg/m2) 1,279 18.4 (3.4) 18.4(3.3) 18.2 (3.2) 18.5 (3.4) 18.5 (3.5) 18.6 (3.4) 18.3 (3.6)
% Overweight 1,279 19.1 18.8 21.5 16.1 19.5 16.4 21.9
% Obese 1,279 8.0 7.7 7.4 8.1 8.4 6.6 9.7
Screen time (hours/week)
Child report 1,161 29.6 (23.5) 28.6 (22.5) 34.0 (24.6) 24.0 (19.4) 30.6 (24.4) 36.1 (27.4) 25.1 (19.5)
Parent report 980 22.1 (12.8) 20.7 (12.7) 22.0 (12.5) 19.7 (12.8) 23.3 (12.8) 26.1 (14.1) 20.6 (10.9)
Fruit and vegetable consumption
Child report (servings/day) 1,101 4.5 (3.1) 4.9 (3.2) 4.5 (3.1) 5.3 (3.3) 4.1 (2.9) 4.1 (3.2) 4.0 (2.5)
Parent report (servings/week) 961 24.1 (13.5) 25.4 (14.1) 24.9 (14.0) 25.7 (14.2) 23.0 (12.8) 22.8 (12.9) 23.2 (12.7)
Physical activity
Pedometer (steps/day) 826 11,665 (3,096) 11,735 (3,197) 13,058 (3,555) 10,861 (2,544) 11,594 (2,993) 12,412 (3,210) 10,832 (2,557)
  1. aSample sizes vary due to missing data.