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Table 2 Baseline descriptive characteristics, body size, physical activity levels, sedentary time, 20 m SRT performance, and food intake of comparison and intervention children (Mean ± SD except weight status and food intake)

From: Promoting healthy weight in primary school children through physical activity and nutrition education: a pragmatic evaluation of the CHANGE! randomised intervention study

  Group
Measure Comparison Intervention
  Boy Girl All Boy Girl  
Age (yrs) 10.7 (0.3) 10.7 (0.3) 10.7 (0.3) 10.6 (0.3) 10.6 (0.3) 10.6 (0.3)
Stature (m) 1.4 (0.1) 1.5 (0.1) 1.4 (0.1) 1.4 (0.1) 1.4 (0.1) 1.4 (0.1)
Body mass (kg) 35.3 (7.9) 39.9 (11.1) 38.1 (10.2) 35.7 (6.3) 36.1 (9.0) 36.2 (7.9)
Maturity offset (yrs from APHV) −3.1 (0.4) −1.3 (0.6) −2.0 (1.1) −3.0 (0.4) −1.4 (0.6) −2.1 (1.0)
SES (IMD score) 26.0 (15.0) 23.1 (13.8) 24.2 (14.3) 27.2 (18.0) 30.7 (18.9) 29.2 (18.5)
BMI (kg/m2) 17.0 (2.9) 18.8 (4.0) 18.1 (3.7) 17.5 (2.4) 18.1 (3.4) 17.9 (3.0)
Weight status:       
Normal weight (%) 82.6 74.7 78.3 88.6 71.8 79.9
Overweight/obese (%) 17.4 25.3 21.7 11.4 28.2 20.1
BMI-z-score −0.2 (1.4) 0.3 (1.4) 0.1 (1.4) 0.2 (1.0) 0.1 (1.3) 0.2 (1.1)
Waist circumference (cm) 60.7 (7.9) 63.1 (9.1) 62.2 (8.7) 61.6 (6.1) 61.3 (8.7) 61.5 (7.6)
Physical activity:       
LPA (min/day) 182.9 (31.5) 176.8 (23.9) 179.3 (27.26) 167.5 (27.7) 175.8 (30.2) 172.2 (29.3)
MPA (min/day) 49.1 (11.4) 37.8 (9.9) 42.3 (11.8) 55.1 (14.1) 43.8 (12.4) 48.9 (14.3)
VPA (min/day) 17.5 (9.0) 11.1 (5.0) 13.6 (7.5) 18.8 (8.5) 14.1 (7.1) 16.2 (8.1)
Sedentary time (min/day) 505.2 (68.6) 519.8 (58.5) 513.9 (62.9) 505.2 (55.0) 498.1 (57.0) 501.2 (56.0)
20 m SRT performance (shuttle runs) 39.2 (19.5) 25.8 (13.0) 31.1 (17.1) 30.9 (14.4) 20.8 (10.0) 25.4 (13.1)
Food consumption:       
Breakfast (%) 89.7 91.6 90.7 92.4 89.4 90.9
Fruit (%) 73.1 71.3 72.1 66.7 77.1 72.0
Vegetables (%) 60.3 48.1 53.7 49.4 48.2 48.8