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Table 2 Characteristics for each trial arm post intervention (2009)for school cluster and individual levels

From: Cluster randomised trial of a school-community child health promotion and obesity prevention intervention: findings from the evaluation of fun ‘n healthy in Moreland!

School level characteristics Comparison (K = 10) Intervention (K = 12)
 government schools 8 6
 religious sector schools 2 6
 participating students 1460 1346
 Size of school (mean) 367 243
Student and household level characteristics Comparison (N = 1460) Intervention (N = 1346)
Mother born in Australia, % 63.3 65.9
Maternal education
  ≤ grade10, % 13.1 10.0
 grade 11/12 and/or, tech qualification, % 47.6 47.8
 University, % 39.3 42.2
Paternal education
  ≤ grade10, % 14.4 12.6
 grade 11/12 and/or, tech qualification, % 47.4 49.1
 University, % 38.2 38.3
Employment statusa   
 Unemployed/home duties, % 13.7 9.8
 Part-time, % 9.7 11.5
 Full-time employment, % 76.7 78.7
Healthcare card holder, % 34.8 28.4
Food insecurity, % (ran out of food in last 12 months) 11.2% 6.5%
Number of children in family
 1 or 2 children, % 51.5 59.1
 3 or 4 children, % 39.2 36.4
 5+ children, % 9.3 4.5
  1. aEmployment status combined maternal and paternal – at least one in part time, at least one in part time or both unemployed/home duties