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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the study sample

From: Effectiveness of the Healthy Start-Départ Santé approach on physical activity, healthy eating and fundamental movement skills of preschoolers attending childcare centres: a randomized controlled trial

 ControlIntervention
CHILDREN LEVEL VARIABLES(n = 433)(n = 462)
Age (years)4.1 ± 0.754.1 ± 0.77
Sex (boys)235 (54%)237 (51%)
Height (cm)102.8 ± 6.6103.4 ± 6.6
Weight (kg)17.1 ± 3.017.4 ± 3.1
Waist circumference (cm)53.6 ± 4.653.6 ± 4.5
Age-adjusted BMI (kg/m2)20.4 ± 3.720.3 ± 3.8
Province
 Saskatchewan230 (53%)272 (58%)
 New Brunswick203 (47%)192 (42%)
Language of ECC
 English265 (61%)310 (67%)
 French168 (39%)154 (33%)
Location of ECC
 Rural152 (35%)197 (42%)
 Urban281 (65%)267 (58%)
Median household income (before taxes)54,773 ± 10,79054,769 ± 11,067
CHILDCARE CENTRE LEVEL VARIABLES(n = 30)(n = 31)
Number of children in ECC27 ± 1228 ± 15
Nutrition environment score (scale from 0 to 75)38.31 ± 7.8839.39 ± 7.23
PA environment score (scale from 0 to 90)43.5 ± 10.2742.0 ± 10.03