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Table 1 Characteristics of children, ages 6–12, randomized to experience an unstructured Summer as Usual (SAU) or attend a summer day camp (Camp)

From: Testing the effect of summer camp on excess summer weight gain in youth from low-income households: a randomized controlled trial

  SAU
(n = 48)
Camp
(n = 46)
p-value
Age (mean years (SD)) 9.08 + 1.81 8.87 + 1.93 0.59
Summer 2017 participant (%)a 41.7 40.8 0.93
Female (%) 43.8 58.3 0.15
Race/Ethnicity (%)
 Non-Hispanic White 11.1 6.4 0.87
 Non-Hispanic Black 15.6 14.9
 Non-Hispanic Other 13.3 12.7
 Hispanic, All Races 60.0 66.0
Maternal Education of High School Degree or Less (%) 51.8 48.3 0.67
Qualification for Free Lunch (%) 93.8 93.8 1.0
Overweight / Obesityb (%) 53.2 60.9 0.45
  1. aParticipants were recruited in Summers 2017 and 2018. This row specifies the breakdown of enrollment and randomization by year
  2. bOverweight / Obesity determined by BMI for age and sex >85th percentile