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Table 2 Pre and post program outcome measures. P values were generated from the multivariate analysis of variance for the outcome measures and the correlation coefficient (r) is the Pearson’ correlation between the difference in pre and post outcome measures and the number of sessions attended

From: Dose response relationship between program attendance and children’s outcomes in a community based weight management program for children and their families

N = 3662 Pre program Post program P value Correlation coefficient (r)
BMI zscore 1.87 (0.52) 1.77 (0.56) < 0.01 −0.06
Veg intake (serves /day, SD) 1.4 (0.9) 2.0 (1.1) < 0.01 0.12
Fruit intake (serves /day, SD) 1.8 (0.9) 2.0 (0.8) < 0.01 0.06
Physical activity (hrs/wk., SD) 3.3 (2.0) 4.0 (2.0) < 0.01 ns
Sedentary activity (hrs/wk., SD) 22.7 (13.3) 18.3 (10.7) < 0.01 ns