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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants

From: Association of diet in nurseries and physical activity with zBMI in 2–4-year olds in England: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics n = 150 % or Mean (SD)
Age
 2 66 44.0
 3 60 40.0
 4 24 16.0
Gender
 Male 72 48.0
Ethnicity
 White 132 88.0
Parental educational level
 Up to GCSEs/GCEs/O levels or similar 13 8.7
 A levels/NVQs/GNVQs 31 20.7
 First degree/diploma/HNC/HND 67 44.7
 Higher degree (e.g. MSc, PhD) 39 26.0
Area-level deprivation (nursery)
 1 (least deprived) 62 41.3
 2 75 50.0
 3 (most deprived) 13 8.7
BMI category (UK 1990)
 Underweight 2 1.3
 Healthy weight 106 70.7
 Overweight 27 18.0
 Obese 15 10.0
Height (cm) 150 96.3 (6.1)
Weight (kg) 150 15.5 (2.2)
UK 1990 zBMI 150 0.45 (0.97)
IOTF zBMI 150 0.52 (0.95)
Attendance at nursery (days/week) 149 3.2 (1.0)
Attendance at nursery (hours/week) 145 25.1 (10.7)
  1. UK 1990 UK 1990 growth reference chart, IOTF International Obesity Task Force growth reference chart
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