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Table 1 Demographics of recruited schools and children at baseline (numbers and percentages unless otherwise specified)

From: Trial baseline characteristics of a cluster randomised controlled trial of a school-located obesity prevention programme; the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP) trial

School characteristics Cohort 1 Cohort 2 Total
Number of Participating Schools 16 16 32
Number of Year 5 Classes 24 27 51
Mean (sd) [range] Percentage of Free School Meals 20.3 (9.8)
[6.1–37.8]
19.6 (13.5)
[5.3–52.8]
20.0 (11.6)
[5.3–52.8]
Child demographics
Number of Participating Children 658 666 1324
Gender: Girls 50.8 (334) 51.8 (345) 51.3 (679)
Boys 49.2 (324) 48.2 (321) 48.7 (645)
Mean (sd) [range] of Age (years)a 9.8 (0.3)
[9.2–10.8]
9.7 (0.3)
[9.2–10.3]
9.8 (0.3)
[9.2–10.8]
  1. aCalculated as age at time of baseline anthropometric measures, only available for 1314 children