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Table 2 Comparison of baseline characteristics by randomised group

From: The Active for Life Year 5 (AFLY5) school-based cluster randomised controlled trial: effect on potential mediators

Characteristic Unit and type of summary measure Intervention schools, N = 1064 Control schools, N = 1157
   Number Mean (SD) or N (%) Number Mean (SD) or N (%)
Age Mean (SD) years 1024 9.5 (0.3) 1099 9.5 (0.3)
Physical activity self-efficacy Mean (SD) 1017 96.0 (15.3) 1085 95.3 (16.0)
Fruit & vegetable self-efficacy Mean (SD) 1016 87.5 (15.4) 1079 85.7 (17.7)
Perceived maternal logistic support for physical activity Mean (SD) 989 9.2 (2.4) 1065 9.1 (2.4)
Perceived paternal logistic support for physical activity Mean (SD) 931 9.0 (2.4) 1002 8.8 (2.6)
Perceived maternal modelling of physical activity Mean (SD) 991 14.3 (3.8) 1069 14.3 (4.1)
Perceived paternal modelling of physical activity Mean (SD) 934 15.2 (3.7) 1010 15.0 (3.9)
Perceived maternal limitation of sedentary behaviour Mean (SD) 989 11.3 (3.5) 1067 11.0 (3.6)
Perceived paternal limitation of sedentary behaviour Mean (SD) 930 10.8 (3.5) 1003 10.4 (3.6)
Perceived parental modelling of fruit and vegetable consumption Mean (SD) 1013 33.5 (8.0) 1078 33.0 (8.5)
Categorical variables
Gender N (%) female 520 49 % 608 52 %
School participates in other health promoting activity N (%) yes 800 75 % 711 61 %
School deprivation score N (%) low 315 30 % 460 40 %
N (%) medium 368 35 % 345 30 %
N (%) high 381 36 % 352 30 %
Physical activity self-efficacy N (%) high level item non-response 13 1 % 13 1 %
Fruit & vegetable self-efficacy N (%) high level item non-response 9 1 % 12 1 %
Perceived maternal logistic support for physical activity N (%) high level item non-response 58 5 % 65 6 %
Perceived paternal logistic support for physical activity N (%) high level item non-response 99 9 % 113 10 %
Perceived maternal modelling of physical activity N (%) high level item non-response 74 7 % 75 6 %
Perceived paternal modelling of physical activity N (%) high level item non-response 117 11 % 132 11 %
Perceived maternal limitation of sedentary behaviour N (%) high level item non-response 58 5 % 59 5 %
Perceived paternal limitation of sedentary behaviour N (%) high level item non-response 107 10 % 118 10 %
Perceived parental modelling of fruit and vegetable consumption N (%) high level item non-response 11 1 % 20 2 %
  1. Note some % within categories do not sum to exactly 100 because of rounding