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Table 4 Proportion (%) of children meeting recommendations

From: Changes in weight status, quality of life and behaviours of South Australian primary school children: results from the Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle (OPAL) community intervention program

  INT COMP OR (95%CI)
(Year 3 – Year 5)
Y3 (Baseline) Y5 (Final) Y3 (baseline) Y5 (final INTa COMPb INT vs COMPc
Fruit (2 serves)d
 n 1356 1090 1231 776    
 % 57.7 66.3 67.4 70.8 1.5* (1.3–1.8) 1.2 (0.9–1.5) 1.3 (0.9–1.7)
Vegetables (5 serves)e
 n 1327 1090 1188 774    
% 17.6 20.6 16.8 23.5 1.2 (1.0–1.5) 1.5* (1.2–1.9) 0.8 (0.6–1.1)
Discretionary food (2 serves or less)
 n 1320 1090 1206 774    
% 24.1 27.8 29.2 24.8 1.2 (1.0–1.4) 0.9 (0.7–1.1) 1.4** (1.0–1.9)
Physical activity (≥60 mins/d)
 n 1359 1092 1227 777    
% 27.7 37.0 28.3 39.9 1.6* (1.3–1.9) 1.6* (1.2–2.0) 1.0 (0.7–1.3)
Screen time (< 120 min/d)
 n 1346 1090 1210 777    
% 17.1 12.8 19.8 10.9 0.7* (0.6–0.9) 0.5* (0.4–0.7) 1.4 (0.9–2.0)
  1. Abbreviations: INT Intervention communities, COMP Comparison communities
  2. *p < 0.01; ** p < 0.05
  3. aOdds at final for intervention group (INT), baseline is the reference; bOdds at final for comparison group (COMP), baseline is the reference group; cOdds for the intervention group (INT), the comparison group (COMP) is the reference group. Note: Models were adjusted by age and ICSEA score
  4. dFruit estimates exclude fruit juice; eVegetable estimates include potatoes (excluding fried potatoes)
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