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Table 1 International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE) field site characteristics

From: The International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE): design and methods

WHO region / country Human development index* Gini Index (year)** World bank classification*** ISCOLE site location Population size ISCOLE Site principal investigators
Europe
Finland 0.882 (Very High) 26.9 (2000) High Income Helsinki, Espoo & Vantaa 1,060,701 Mikael Fogelholm
United Kingdom 0.863 (Very High) 36.0 (1999) High Income Bath & North East Somerset 177,700 Martyn Standage
Portugal 0.809 (Very High) 38.5 (1997) High Income Porto 237,584 José Maia
Africa
Kenya 0.509 (Low) 47.7 (2005) Low Income Nairobi 3,138,369 Vincent Onywera
Mark Tremblay
South Africa 0.619 (Medium) 63.1 (2009) Upper-Middle Income Cape Town 3,497,097 Estelle V. Lambert
The Americas
Canada 0.908 (Very High) 32.6 (2000) High Income Ottawa 883,391 Mark Tremblay
Jean-Philippe Chaput
United States 0.910 (Very High) 40.8 (2000) High Income Baton Rouge 802,484 Catrine Tudor-Locke
Colombia 0.710 (High) 55.9 (2010) Upper-Middle Income Bogotá 7,674,366 Olga Sarmiento
Brazil 0.718 (High) 54.7 (2009) Upper-Middle Income São Paulo 19,889,559 Victor Matsudo
South-East Asia
India 0.547 (Medium) 33.4 (2005) Lower-Middle Income Bangalore 9,588,910 Anura Kurpad
Rebecca Kuriyan
Western Pacific
China 0.687 (Medium) 42.6 (2002) Upper-Middle Income Tianjin 10,290,987 Pei Zhao
Gang Hu
Australia 0.929 (Very High) 35.2 (1994) High Income Adelaide 1,212,982 Timothy Olds
Carol Maher
  1. *obtained from United Nations Development Programme. Human Development Report 2011. Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All. New York NY: Palgrave Macmillan; 2011; **obtained from World Bank (http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SI.POV.GINI/); ***obtained from World Bank. World Development Indicators 2012. Washington, DC: The World Bank; 2012;represents the population size of the city or general area where children were sampled.