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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for student respondents

From: A multilevel examination of gender differences in the association between features of the school environment and physical activity among a sample of grades 9 to 12 students in Ontario, Canada

Student Characteristic Females n = 10781[% (n)] Males N = 10973[% (n)] Chi-square/t-test (sex differences)
Grade    
   9 27.3 (2938) 27.6 (3035) X 2 = 1.14, p < 0.7670
   10 26.9 (2902) 26.4 (2890)  
   11 23.2 (2499) 23.0 (2521)  
   12 22.6 (2442) 23.0 (2527)  
Body Mass Index (BMI)    
   Underweight 1.3 (145) 1.7 (181) X 2 = 77.07, p < .0001
   Healthy weight 80.6 (8685) 70.3 (7718)  
   Overweight 13.3 (1433) 19.8 (2171)  
   Obese 4.8 (518) 8.2 (903)  
Mode of Transportation to School    
   Active 16.8 (1816) 23.7 (2600) X 2 = 178.87, p < .0001
   Mixed 24.6 (2650) 20.2 (2212)  
   Inactive 58.6 (6315) 56.1 (6161)  
Enrolled in school PE    
   Yes 31.4 (3391) 38.0 (4163) X 2 = 100.73, p < .0001
   No 68.6 (7390) 62.0 (6810)  
Participates in school intramurals    
   Yes 27.9 (3003) 38.2 (4193) X 2 = 279.63, p < .0001
   No 72.1 (7778) 61.8 (6780)  
Participates in school varsity teams    
   Yes 37.5 (4043) 45.0 (4932) X 2 = 124.86, p < .0001
   No 62.5 (6738) 55.0 (6041)  
Participates in flexibility activities    
   Less than 3 days per week 40.4 (4357) 48.7 (5341) X 2 = 148.18, p < .0001
   At least 3 days per week 59.6 (6424) 51.3 (5632)  
Participates in strength training    
   Less than 3 days per week 36.6 (3948) 27.9 (3056) X 2 = 191.68, p < .0001
   At least 3 days per week 63.4 (6833) 72.1 (7917)  
Physical Activity Time*    
   Average minutes of moderate to vigorous PA per day 134.7 (88.1) 166.8 (101.2) t = 24.9, p < .0001
  1. *Mean (SD; Range) presented for continuous variable
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