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Table 1 A comparison of 10-year-old Québec and 10-11-year-old Jamaican study participants

From: Household food insecurity and childhood overweight in Jamaica and Québec: a gender-based analysis

   Québec Jamaica  
Characteristic Category % (n) % (n) P-value
Sex Girl 52.4 (624) 52.6 (881) 0.6792
  Boy 47.6 (566) 47.4 (793)  
Overweight or obese No 74 89 <.0001
  Yes 26 11  
Family SES Tertile 1 (Low) 33.0 41.3 <.0001
  Tertile 2 (Middle) 34.1 29.4  
  Tertile 3 (High) 32.9 29.3  
Household food insecurity No 90.6 73.6 <.0001
  Yes 9.4 26.4  
Family type Two-parent family 66.3 34.2 <.0001
  Blended family 17.0 29.7  
  Single-parent family 16.7 36.1  
Pastry consumption Less than once a day 68.7 64.2 0.1375
  Once to less than twice a day 20.3 23.4  
  Twice a day or more 11.0 12.4  
Fruit consumption Less than once a day 31.1 41.5 <.0001
  Once to less than twice a day 19.1 31.9  
  Twice a day or more 49.8 26.6  
Vegetable consumption Less than once a day 27.1 59.0 <.0001
  Once to less than twice a day 18.8 25.3  
  Twice a day or more 57.1 15.7  
Physical activity (Québec) Same, lower or much lower than other children 67.6 //////////  
  Higher or much higher than other children 32.4 //////////  
Physical activity (Jamaica) None or low ////////// 51.9  
  Moderate or high ////////// 48.1