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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study population

From: Sugar-added beverages consumption among kindergarten children of Crete: effects on nutritional status and risk of obesity

  Boys Girls
  447 (52)1 409 (48)
Kindergarten 1   
   1st class 184 (52) 171 (48)
   2nd class 263 (52) 238 (48)
Age (years) 5.4 ± 0.6 (447)2 5.4 ± 0.6 (409)
Area of residence 1   
   Urban 179 (40) 168 (41)
   Sub-urban 21 (5) 33 (8)
   Rural 246 (55) 208 (51)
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 16.7 ± 2.2 (441)2 16.6 ± 2.9 (402)
   Overweight1 78 (17.6) 82 (20.4)
   Obese1 46 (10.4) 45 (11.2)
Energy (kcal)3 1828 ± 388 (447)2 1686 ± 377 (409)
MVPA (mins/week for exercisers)4,5 184 ± 85 114 (25.5) 177 ± 104 156 (38.1)
Sugar-added beverages (g/day)5 181 ± 1312 162 ± 136
   Consumers 260 (58.2)1 252 (61.6)
  1. 1 Chi-square test (χ2) [Values are presented as N(%)].
  2. 2 Analysis of variance [Values are presented as Mean ± SD (N)].
  3. 3 p-value < 0.05
  4. 4 Moderate Vigorous Physical Activity
  5. 5 Children with zero minutes of activity (MVPA) and zero consumption of sugar-added beverages were not included.