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Table 1 Characteristics of the schools participating in SPEEDY study compared with available data on eligible Norfolk schools.

From: Physical activity and dietary behaviour in a population-based sample of British 10-year old children: the SPEEDY study (Sport, Physical activity and Eating behaviour: Environmental Determinants in Young people)

  SPEEDY schools All eligible Norfolk schools
School location   
- Urban (>10,000 inhabitants) 32.6% 34.7%
- Town and fringe 39.1% 38.0%
- Village 23.9% 20.7%
- Hamlet & isolated dwelling 4.3% 6.6%
Independent school 3.3% 7.5%
Free school meals (% children) (median) 9.0% 9.0%
Norfolk Healthy Schools participation (%) 38.2% 42.6%
Ethnicity (% non-British White) (median) 5.2% 4.6%
Weight status (%)*   
- overweight 13.4% 13.8%
- obese 16.7% 15.8%
No of year 5 pupils (median) 31 31
Sex (% boys in Year 6)* 52.5% 51.0%
  1. NOTE: Figures based on data aggregated at school level. Data on Healthy Norfolk Participation, ethnicity, BMI and sex were only available for state schools, %Free school meals not applicable for independent schools.
  2. *: assessed in Summer 2007 in Year 6 children (Norfolk Primary Care Trust child Height and Weight Survey).