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Table 1 Characteristics of children (N = 2,499) enrolled in the NSW Go4Fun® program, 2009-2012

From: Process evaluation of an up-scaled community based child obesity treatment program: NSW Go4Fun®

Characteristics N Total Girls Boys P-value
n (%) 2,499   1,369 (54.8) 1,130 (45.2)  
Age (years; mean [SD])   10.2 (1.7) 10.1 (1.7) 10.2 (1.8) 0.09
Weight status (%)      1.0
Overweight   28.9 28.9 28.8  
Obese   71.1 71.1 71.2  
BMI z-score (mean [SD])   2.07 (0.41) 2.03 (0.42) 2.12 (0.38) <0.01
WtHtr ≥0.5 (%)   94.5 93.4 95.8 0.01
Aboriginal status (%)      0.19
Non aboriginal   94.3 93.8 95.0  
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander   5.7 6.2 5.0  
Residence (ARIA) (%) 2,472     0.89
Major city   63.3 62.8 63.9  
Inner regional   25.0 25.5 24.4  
Outer regional   9.7 9.8 9.5  
Remote/very remote   2.1 1.9 2.2  
Socioeconomic status (SEIFA index) (%) 2,472     0.83
1st quintile (most advantaged)   5.9 5.8 5.9  
2nd quintile   17.7 17.1 18.4  
3rd quintile   25.2 26.1 24.2  
4th quintile   25.2 24.9 25.4  
5th quintile (most disadvantaged)   26.1 26.1 26.1  
  1. ARIA+, accessibility remoteness index of Australia plus; BMI, body mass index; WtHtr, waist-to-height ratio; SEIFA, socio-economic index for areas.