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Table 4 Socio-demographic variables by treatment condition at baseline

From: Impact of school-based vegetable garden and physical activity coordinated health interventions on weight status and weight-related behaviors of ethnically diverse, low-income students: Study design and baseline data of the Texas, Grow! Eat! Go! (TGEG) cluster-randomized controlled trial

  Comparison (%) WAT (%) LGEG (%) WAT + LGEG (%) Total (%) P-value
Household Demographics (n = 1206)  
 Language at home
  English 158(69.6) 238(77.5) 169(64.7) 255(75.8) 820(72.5)  
  Spanish 68(29.9) 66(21.5) 91(34.8) 70(20.8) 295(26.0)  
  Other 1(0.4) 3(0.9) 1(0.3) 11(3.2) 16(1.4)  
  Total 227 307 261 336 1131 <0.001
 Free/Reduced lunch  
  No 41(17.9) 81(26.3) 56(21.4) 73(21.6) 251(22.1)  
  Yes 188(82.1) 226(73.6) 205(78.5) 264(78.3) 883(77.8)  
  Total 229 307 261 337 1134 0.13
 Food insecurity  
  Almost never/ never 133(57.3) 190(61.4) 147(55.6) 177(52.3) 647(56.6)  
  Sometime 66(28.4) 73(23.6) 87(32.9) 116(34.3) 342(29.9)  
  Almost always 33(14.2) 46(14.8) 30(11.3) 45(13.3) 154(13.4)  
  Total 232 307 264 338 1143 0.08
Parent Demographics (n = 1206)
 Gender
  Male 18(7.7) 41(13.4) 27(10.3) 49(14.5) 135(11.8)  
  Female 213(92.2) 265(86.6) 234(89.6) 289(85.5) 1001(88.1)  
  Total 231 306 261 338 1136 0.07
 Age  
  Less than 25 3(1.4) 8(2.8) 3(1.2) 4(1.3) 18(1.7)  
  25 to 29 42(19.9) 58(20.4) 51(21.2) 57(18.5) 208(19.9)  
  30 to 34 71(33.6) 85(29.9) 85(35.4) 105(34.2) 346(33.2)  
  35 to 39 44(20.8) 65(22.8) 45(18.7) 65(21.1) 219(21.0)  
  40 to 44 30(14.2) 39(13.7) 33(13.7) 41(13.3) 143(13.7)  
  45 to 49 12(5.6) 16(5.6) 13(5.4) 18(5.8) 59(5.6)  
  50+ 9(4.2) 13(4.5) 10(4.1) 17(5.5) 49(4.7)  
  Total 211 284 240 307 1042 0.99
 Ethnicity
  White 50(21.8) 52(18.8) 74(27.9) 86(25.3) 262(23.6)  
  Black 50(21.8) 75(27.1) 22(8.3) 50(14.7) 197(17.7)  
  Hispanic 123(53.7) 128(46.3) 154(58.1) 178(52.5) 583(52.5)  
  Other 6(2.6) 21(7.6) 15(5.6) 25(7.3) 67(6.0)  
  Total 229 276 265 339 1,109 <0.001
Student Demographics (n = 1326)
 Gender
  Boy 129(45.2) 173(51.4) 173(49.8) 177(49.5) 652(49.2)  
  Girl 156(54.7) 163(48.5) 174(50.1) 180(50.4) 673(50.7)  
  Total 285 336 347 357 1325 0.47
 Age
  7- 8 years old 202(72.4) 243(72.5) 256(75.5) 222(62.7) 923(70.6)  
  9 – 11 years old 77(27.6) 92(27.3) 83(24.4) 132(37.2) 384(29.3)  
  Total 279 335 339 354 1307 0.02
  1. Abbreviations: LGEG Learn, Grow, Eat & Go!, WAT Walk Across Texas