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Table 1 School demographic characteristics (phases 1 and 2)

From: A multi-method exploration into the social networks of young teenagers and their physical activity behavior

Phase 1
School 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Class sex All-male         X   X X       X     X   
All-female X X        X               
Co-educational (% female)   X (47.4) X (52.4) X (45.8) X (45.5) X (54.2)      X (52.2) X (51.7) X (50) X (50) X (44.4)   X (66.7) X (42.3) X (70)   X (56.5) X (66.7)
School type Grammar X X X   X X X X X X X X    X X X    X X X  
Secondary     X          X X     X X     X
Deprivation level More deprived    X           X      X     
Less deprived X X X   X X X X X X X X X   X X X X   X X X X
School Management Type Voluntary X X X   X    X X X X X    X X      X X  
Controlled       X X       X        X    X
Catholic Maintained    X           X    X X X     
Phase 2
School   A      B      C     D      E    
Class sex All-male X               X         
All-female       X      X             
Co-educational (% female)                    X (50.4)    
School type Grammar X      X      X             
Secondary                X      X    
Deprivation level More deprived               X         
Less deprived X      X      X          X    
School Management Type Voluntary X      X      X             
Controlled                X         
Catholic Maintained                    X    
  1. Northern Irish schools differ from schools in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. A selection exam during the final year of primary school determines a Grammar or Secondary post-primary school place. Deprivation is based on the % of pupils in the school eligible for free school meals (FSM) (less deprived < 37.5% of pupils are eligible for FSM; more deprived > 37.5% eligible for FSM). Children are eligible for FSM if their parents receive income support, or their net earnings do not exceed £14,000/year. Schools are governed by four main types of management: voluntary (managed by a Board of Governors (BoGs)) controlled (managed and funded by the Education Authority through school BoGs, majority Protestant), Catholic Maintained (managed by BoGs nominated by trustees, mainly Roman Catholic) and Grant Maintained Integrated (managed by a BoGs consisting of trustees or foundation governors, both Catholic and Protestant)
  2. (Dep. of Education 2018 [50])