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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants (N = 651)

From: Breakfast patterns among low-income, ethnically-diverse 4th-6thgrade children in an urban area

Variable %
Gender  
  Female 52.3
  Male 47.7
Race/Ethnicity  
  Black 61.4
  Hispanic 14.4
  Asian 13.2
  White 6.9
  Other 4.1
Weight Status  
  Underweight 2.9
  Healthy Weight 56.6
  Overweight 15.8
  Obese 15.2
  Severely obese 9.5
Transportation  
  Walked to school 66.0
  Driven to school 24.9
  Other 9.1
Consumed dinner the previous night 96.1
  Mean + SD
Age (yrs) 10.7 ± 1.0
Weight (kg) 44.8 ± 15.1
Height (cm) 146.4 ± 9.2
BMI (kg/m2) 20.5 ± 5.1
BMI z-score ) 0.7 ± 1.2
BMI percentile 66.6 ± 30.5
  1. Note: SD = standard deviation.