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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample, stratified by age groups (n = 7555)a

From: Associations between childhood overweight, obesity, abdominal obesity and obesogenic behaviors and practices in Australian homes

Characteristic n Children (Grades K, 2, 4) n Adolescents (Grades 6, 8, 10) P-value
 Age (years, mean, SE) 3884 7.27 (0.03) 3671 13.44 (0.04)  
 Boys (%, SE) 1826 49.0 (1.3) 1837 50.4 (3.0) 0.657
Weight status indicators (%, SE)
 Overweight/obeseb 828 21.9 (1.6) 995 27.0 (1.3) 0.003
 WHtR ≥ 0.5 542 14.5 (1.4) 471 13.2 (1.2) 0.424
Socio-economic tertile (%, SE)
 Low 808 21.8 (5.8) 1039 31.3 (4.4) 0.211
 Middle 1303 33.6 (6.7) 1298 33.2 (4.1)
 High 1773 44.6 (7.3) 1334 35.4 (4.7)
Cultural background (%, SE)
 English-speaking 3320 87.2 (2.5) 3181 87.5 (2.0) 0.910
 Non-English speaking 489 12.8 (2.5) 450 12.5 (2.0)
Residential location (%, SE)
 Urban 2991 78.6 (6.6) 2781 73.9 (5.0) 0.475
 Rural 893 21.4 (6.6) 890 26.1 (5.0)
  1. WHtR waist-to-height ratio
  2. aweighted proportions given
  3. busing International Obesity Task Force cut-offs [21]