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Table 1 Sample description

From: Changes in self-reported and parent-reported health-related quality of life in overweight children and adolescents participating in an outpatient training: findings from a 12-month follow-up study

  Total Girls Boys Girls vs. Boys 1
N 74 50 24 <.01
age at start of training (M; SD) 11.61; 1.70 11.46; 1.74 11.86; 1.61 ns
% adolescents 33.8 32.0 37.5 ns.
% RCT sample 64.9 62.0 70.8 ns
% proxy-report by mother 81.1 84.0 75.0 ns
SES: ns
% low 28.2 29.2 26.1  
% medium 47.9 43.8 56.5  
% high 23.9 27.1 17.4  
% single parent 17.6 18.0 16.7 ns
% foreign background 13.5 14.0 12.5 ns
BMI (M; SD) 23.67; 1.48 23.44; 1.34 24.14; 1.68 <.10
zBMI (M; SD) 1.64; 0.18 1.61; 0.18 1.70; 0.16 <.05
Social desirability (M; SD)
Parents honesty (z-score)2 −0.88; 0.86a −0.92; 0.81 −0.79; 0.98 ns
Children (T-score)3 56.82; 8.90b 55.69; 9.20 59.19; 7.87 ns
  1. 1 p-value for the comparison between girls and boys.
  2. 2 lower scores for ‘honesty’ imply higher social desirability.
  3. 3 higher scores for higher social desirability.
  4. ns = not significant (p > .10).
  5. a significantly lower than expected population mean (0), p ≤ .001.
  6. b significantly higher than expected population mean (50), p ≤ .001.