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Table 1 Characteristics of the survey participants

From: Trends in overweight and obesity by socioeconomic status in Year 6 school children, Australian Capital Territory, 2006–2018

Characteristics Number (unweighted proportion %)
Total 2006 2009 2012 2015 2018
Sex
 Boys 3390 (50.4) 577 (49.2) 666 (48.5) 645 (48.4) 753 (55.6) 749 (50.2)
 Girls 3333 (49.6) 596 (50.8 708 (51.5) 687 (51.6) 600 (44.4) 742 (49.8)
Age
 11 4843 (72.0) 827 (70.3) 1003 (73.0) 963 (72.1) 980 (72.4) 1070 (71.8)
 12 1794 (26.6) 327 (27.8) 355 (25.8) 355 (26.6) 351 (25.9) 406 (27.2)
 10 or 13 92 (1.4) 22 (1.9) 16 (1.2) 17 (1.3) 22 (1.7) 15 (1.0)
Indigenous Status
 Indigenous 250 (3.7) 43 (3.7) 56 (4.1) 38 (2.9) 53 (3.9) 60 (4.0)
 Non-Indigenous 6479 (96.3) 1133 (96.3) 1318 (95.9) 1297 (97.1) 1300 (96.1) 1431 (96.0)
School Sector
 Government 3905 (58.0) 764 (65.0) 904 (65.8) 769 (57.6) 759 (56.1) 709 (47.6)
 Non-government 2823 (42.0) 411 (35.0) 470 (34.2) 566 (42.4) 594 (43.9) 782 (52.4)