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Table 2 General characteristics of overweight and obese children enrolled in PEACH™ QLD, and their families

From: Enrolment of families with overweight children into a program aimed at reducing childhood obesity with and without a weight criterion: a natural experiment

  Anthropometric data collection
All participants with available anthropometric dataa (n = 926) Participants with anthropometric data measured by facilitator (n = 700)
All Targeted Eligibility Criterion Universal Eligibility Criterion p All Targeted Eligibility Criterion Universal Eligibility Criterion p
Child characteristics n (%) n (%) n (%)   n (%) n (%) n (%)  
 Sex
  Boys 435 (47.0) 297 (43.5) 138 (56.8) < 0.001 319 (45.6) 229 (43.3) 90 (52.6) 0.037
  Girls 491 (53.0) 386 (56.5) 105 (43.2) 381 (54.4) 300 (56.7) 81 (47.4)
 Age at baseline
  < 8 years old 302 (32.6) 212 (31.0) 90 (37.0) 0.185 234 (33.4) 174 (32.9) 60 (35.1) 0.845
  ≥ 8 -< 10 years old 297 (32.1) 222(32.5) 75 (30.9) 236 (33.7) 179 (33.8) 57 (33.3)
  ≥ 10 years old 327 (35.3) 249 (36.5) 78 (32.1) 230 (32.9) 176 (33.3) 54 (31.6)
 Weight category (IOTF 2012)b
  Overweight 207 (22.4) 135 (19.8) 72 (29.6) 0.001 553 (79.0) 98 (18.5) 49 (28.7) 0.005
  Obese and morbidly obese 719 (77.6) 548 (80.2) 171 (70.4) 147 (21.0) 431 (81.5) 122 (71.3)
 ARIA
  Highly accessible 675 (72.9) 475 (69.5) 200 (82.3) 0.012 505 (72.1) 369 (69.8) 136 (79.5) 0.204
  Accessible 91 (9.8) 73 (10.7) 18 (7.4) 69 (9.9) 56 (10.6) 13 (7.6)
  Moderately accessible 120 (13.0) 100 (14.6) 20 (8.2) 93 (13.3) 75 (14.2) 18 (10.5)
  Remote/Very remote 40 (4.3) 35 (5.1) 5 (2.1) 33 (4.7) 29 (5.5) 4 (2.3)
 SEIFA quintile (IRSD)
  Most disadvantaged 113 (12.2) 77 (11.3) 36 (14.8) 0.637 82 (11.7) 57 (10.8) 25 (14.6) 0.820
  IRSD quintile 2 162 (17.5) 118 (17.3) 44 (18.1) 121 (17.3) 90 (17.0) 31 (18.1)
  IRSD quintile 3 173 (18.7) 125 (18.3) 48 (19.8) 137 (19.6) 105 (19.8) 32 (18.7)
  IRSD quintile 4 332 (35.9) 250 (36.6) 82 (33.7) 244 (34.9) 188 (35.5) 56 (32.7)
  Least disadvantaged 146 (15.8) 113 (16.5) 33 (13.6) 116 (16.6) 89 (16.8) 27 (15.8)
 Referral source
  Self-referral 710 (76.7) 523 (76.5) 187 (77.0) 0.001 559 (79.9) 424 (80.2) 135 (78.9) 0.008
  Wait list 70 (7.6) 66 (9.7) 4 (1.6) 52 (7.4) 48 (9.1) 4 (2.3)
  Health professional 146 (15.8) 94 (13.8) 52 (21.4) 89 (12.7) 57 (10.8) 32 (18.7)
 Parental Indigeneity status
  Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 50 (5.4) 33 (4.8) 17 (7.0) < 0.001 37 (5.3) 29 (5.5) 8 (4.7) 0.028
  Not Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 724 (78.2) 510 (74.7) 214 (88.1) 632 (90.3) 470 (88.8) 162 (94.7)
  Not stated/Not recorded 152 (16.4) 140 (20.5) 12 (4.9) 31 (4.4) 30 (5.7) 1 (0.6)
  1. aParent-reported child and weight were used in the absence of anthropometric data measured by facilitators
  2. p values obtained using second-order Rao-Scott adjusted chi-square statistic
  3. bOverweight, obese and morbidly obese, as classified by IOTF (2012) [23]. Obese and morbidly obese have been combined in one category