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Table 1 Child and parent/household baseline characteristics of analytic sample by intervention status

From: Changes in diet and physical activity resulting from the Shape Up Somerville community intervention

  Controls Intervention
Child characteristics   
  n = 343 n = 111
Age (y)*   
Mean (SD) 7.4 (0.9) 7.7 (1.0)
Gender   
Male 46.9% 47.7%
Female 53.1% 52.3%
Grade*   
One 41.1% 29.7%
Two 28.3% 39.6%
Three 30.6% 30.6%
Ethnicity*   
White 56.9% 68.5%
Black 11.7% 8.1%
Hispanic 10.8% 4.5%
Asian 2.6% 11.7%
Other 18.1% 7.2%
Weight Category1   
< 85th percentile 63.7% 61.2%
85th - 95th percentile 16.2% 19.4%
> 95th percentile 20.1% 19.4%
Parent/Household characteristics   
Married* 67.0% 80.9%
US Born Mom and/or Dad   
both foreign 24.7% 24.3%
1 US 9.9% 15.0%
2 US 65.4% 60.7%
Primary Home Language   
English 85.1% 84.7%
Spanish 6.4% 2.7%
Creole 1.5% 0.9%
Portuguese 5.0% 8.1%
Other language(s) 2.0% 3.6%
# Siblings, Mean (SD)* 1.6 (1.2) 1.3 (1.0)
Mom BMI, Mean (SD)* 26.4 (6.2) 24.3 (4.6)
# Rules, Mean (SD) 0.8 (0.2) 0.8 (0.2)
  1. *Control group differs significantly from intervention group, p < 0.05.
  2. 1Percentile rankings from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention BMI-for-age growth charts (for either girls or boys).