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Table 1 Distribution of sociodemographic variables and nutritional status according to area of residence (urban and rural) in Brazil

From: Active and sedentary behaviours in children aged 7 to 10 years old: the urban and rural contexts, Brazil

Variable Area of residence P-value  
Urban Rural   Total
  n % n %   n %
Sex      < 0.01   
 Male 519 41.8 275 52.1   794 44.9
 Female 723 58.2 253 47.9   976 55.1
Age (years)    < 0.01   
 7 245 19.7 157 29.7   402 22.7
 8 351 28.3 141 26.7   492 27.8
 9 347 27.9 125 23.7   472 26.7
 10 299 24.1 105 19.9   404 22.8
Skin colour      < 0.001   
 White 414 34.1 393 81.5   807 47.6
 Non-white 798 65.8 89 18.5   887 52.4
Mother's education (years) < 0.001   
 ≤ 4 122 10 394 75.8   516 29.7
 5 to 8 348 28.6 32 6.2   380 21.9
 9 to 12 516 42.4 61 11.7   577 33.2
 ≤12 232 19 33 6.3   265 15.2
Socioeconomic class    
 A + B 258 23.6 20 4.3 < 0.001 278 17.8
 C 386 35.3 267 57.2   653 41.8
 D + E 450 41.1 180 38.5   630 40.4
Nutritional status      < 0.01   
 Eutrophic 950 76.5 453 87.1   1403 79.6
 Overweight 292 23.5 67 12.9   359 20.4