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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of study participants according to group a

From: Childhood obesity management shifting from health care system to school system: intervention study of school-based weight management programme

Variable All randomised participants (ITT) Completers
Intervention group Control group P Intervention group Control group P
(n =57) (n =49) (n =43) (n =40)
Male, number (%) 38 (66.7) 37 (75.5) 0.318 30 (70) 29 (70) 0.982
Obese, number (%) 21 (36.8) 23 (46.9) 0.293 15 (35) 17 (43) 0.476
Age, year 10.1(0.9) 10.7(1.0) 0.001 10.0 (0.9) 10.6 (1.0) 0.006
BMI, kg/m2 23.6 (2.3) 25.3 (3.2) 0.002 23.6 (2.6) 24.9 (2.9) 0.027
BMI z-score 1.76 (0.32) 1.88 (0.34) 0.076 1.76 (0.35) 1.84 (0.33) 0.247
Body fat, % 30.4 (5.4) 32.1 (6.9) 0.158 30.5 (5.4) 32.2 (6.7) 0.214
Waist to height ratio 0.57 (0.04) 0.59 (0.05) 0.047 0.57 (0.04) 0.59 (0.04) 0.118
  1. aData are presented as mean (standard deviation) unless otherwise indicated.
  2. ITT – intention-to-treat analysis, BMI- body mass index.