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Table 3 Mean (± se) baseline data for experimental group (1) and external concurrent control group (C1)

From: The Fit for School health outcome study - a longitudinal survey to assess health impacts of an integrated school health programme in the Philippines

Indicators Experimental group (Group 1) External concurrent control Group (Group C1) Difference between groups (p-value)
  n = 200 n = 212  
Mean age 6.47 (0.04) 6.37 (0.04) Student–t NS
% of boys 52.0% (3.5) 47.1% (3.4) Chi-square NS
Mean number of siblings 3.34 (0.16) 3.10 (0.13) Student–t NS
Prevalence of TV ownership 67.5% (3.3) 70.3% (3.1) Chi-square NS
Mean BMI 14.73 (0.10) 14.64 (0.09) Student–t NS
Prevalence of children categorized as below normal BMI 28.5% (3.2) 31.6% (3.2) Chi-square NS
Prevalence of children with moderate to heavy STH infection 17.4% (2.9) 31.1% (3.2) Chi-square p = 0.0013
Mean DMFS of permanent first molars 0.80 (0.11) 1.16 (0.15) Student–t NS
Mean PUFA of permanent first molars 0.065 (0.02) 0.090 (0.03) Student–t NS
Mean dmft primary dentition 7.74 (0.30) 8.27 (0.31) Student–t NS
Mean pufa primary dentition 3.14 (0.20) 3.11 (0.17) Student–t NS
Prevalence dmft>0 97.0% (1.2) 97.2% (1.1) Chi-square NS
Prevalence DMFT>0 for permanent first molars 37.0% (3.4) 42.0% (3.4) Chi-square NS