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Table 1 Participant demographic characteristics by overweight/obesity status

From: Associations between combined overweight and obesity, lifestyle behavioural risk and quality of life among Australian regional school children: baseline findings of the Goulburn Valley health behaviours monitoring study

  All1 Healthy Weight Overweight/obese (IOTF) P value2
Participants (%) 809 (100) 590 (72.9) 219 (27.1)  
Age n (%)     NS
 9-10 years 444 (54.9) 322 (72.5) 122 (27.5)  
 11-12 years3 365 (45.1) 268 (73.4) 97 (26.6)  
Sex     NS
 Female n (%) 384 (52.5) 275 (71.6) 109 (28.4)  
 Male n (%) 425 (47.5) 315 (74.1) 110 (25.9)  
BMI z-score m(SD) 0.67 (1.30) 0.12 (0.79) 2.18 (1.21) NS
School year n (%)     NS
 Year 4 451 (55.8) 330 (73.2) 121 (26.8)  
 Year 6 358 (44.3) 260 (72.6) 98 (27.4)  
Language at home n (%)     NS
 English 678 (85.3) 501 (73.9) 177 (26.1)  
 Other 117 (14.7) 77 (65.8) 40 (34.2)  
SEIFA n (%)     NS
 Quintile 1 (Lowest) 384 (47.5) 269 (70.1) 115 (30.0)  
 Quintile 2 160 (19.8) Suppressed Supressed  
 Quintile 3 28 (3.5) Supressed Supressed  
 Quintile 4 237 (29.3) 180 (76.0) 57 (24.1)  
  1. 1Percentages relate to proportion of sample overall. 2P-value relates to significant difference between normal weight and overweight/obesity. 3Three children were aged 13 and were included in 11-12 year age group. Supressed = values not shown due to very small participant numbers.