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Table 2 Participant characteristics (Phase 1)

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

  Males (n = 272) Females (n = 257) Overall (n = 529)
Participant characteristics Mean S.D. N Mean S.D. N Mean S.D. N
Valid Missing Valid Missing Valid Missing
Age (years) 14.39 0.30 272 0 14.38 0.34 257 0 14.38 0.32 529 0
Female (%)          46.80    
Physical Activity
 Individual PAQ-C summary mean 3.01 0.67 268 4 2.54 0.58 257 0 2.78 0.67 525 4
  Friend group PAQ-C summary mean 3.05 0.40 233 39 2.57 0.33 223 34 2.81 0.44 456 73
 Best friend’s PAQ-C summary 3.05 0.66 221 51 2.51 0.58 206 51 2.79 0.68 427 102
Out-degree 5.96 3.47 272 0 5.28 3.08 256 1 5.63 3.30 528 1
In-degree 6.00 3.17 272 0 5.22 2.63 257 0 5.62 2.95 529 0
  1. Individual PAQ-C summary mean is derived from nine items, each scored on a 5-point scale to assess general physical activity levels
  2. Friend group PAQ-C summary mean is derived from the mean PAQ-C summary means of participant’s nominated friends
  3. Best friend PAQ-C summary mean is derived from the participant’s first nominated friend’s PAQ-C summary mean