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Table 1 Main characteristic of the 17 schools in the study

From: Barriers for recess physical activity: a gender specific qualitative focus group exploration

Characteristics Number of schools
  n = 17 (100%)
Region:  
 Capital region 4 (24)
 Region Zealand 2 (12)
 Region North 2 (12)
 Central Denmark 5 (28)
 Southern Denmark 4 (24)
School type:  
 City 12 (71)
 Urban 5 (29)
Number of pupils:  
 > 600 9 (52)
 400-600 4 (24)
 < 400 4 (24)
Number of fourth grade classes per school:  
 1 3 (18)
 2 5 (29)
 3 7 (41)
 4 2 (12)
Fourth grade pupils’ relative hierarchical position at the school location:  
 The oldest 4 (24)
 The “in-betweens” 12 (70)
 The youngest 1 (6)
Parents income range*:  
 ≥ average school in Denmark 8 (47)
 < average school in Denmark 6 (35)
Size of schoolyard per child (m2):  
 < 10 4 (24)
 10-49 7 (40)
 50-99 4 (24)
 > 100 2 (12)
Recess rules for fourth grade:  
 Must stay out in recess 4 (24)
 Must stay out in recess during summertime 3 (18)
 Must stay out in one of the two main recesses 5 (29)
 The children must decide themselves 5 (29)
Number of play facilities for fourth grade:  
 <10 3 (18)
 10-15 5 (29)
 16-20 8 (47)
 >20 1 (6)
Use of electronic devices allowed in recess:  
 Yes 16 (94)
 No 1 (6)
  1. *Published data from Statistics Denmark. Three schools are not included why they have been merged after the calculation.