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Table 2 Descriptive personal and anthropometry data on the SPEEDY study sample (all numbers in cells are mean (standard deviation) unless stated otherwise)

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)

  Boys Girls Total
N (%) 926 (44.9) 1138 (55.1) 2064
Age (years) 10.2 (0.3) 10.3 (0.3) 10.3 (0.3)
Ethnicity (% non-white) 3.8 3.8 3.8
SES – parental education (%)    
- GCSE or lower 36.3 40.6 38.7
- up to A level 42.2 40.4 41.2
- higher education 21.4 18.9 20.0
Home location    
- Urban (>10,000 inhabitants) 40.3 38.9 39.6
- Town and fringe 26.6 29.9 28.4
- Village 25.4 24.7 25.0
- Hamlet & isolated dwelling 7.7 6.5 7.0
Height (cm) 140.9 (6.5) 141.0 (6.8) 141.0 (6.7)
Weight (kg) 35.7 (7.7) 37.1 (8.8)* 36.5 (8.4)
Bodyfat% 27.2 (7.5) 33.2 (7.3)* 30.5 (7.9)
Waist circumference (cm) 63.6 (7.8) 63.6 (9.0) 63.6 (8.4)
BMI (kg/m2) 17.9 (2.9) 18.5 (3.4)* 18.2 (3.2)
Weight status (%)    
- overweight 15.0 19.3* 17.4
- obese 4.1 6.6 5.5
  1. *Statistical significant difference between boys and girls at p ≤ 0.001