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Table 1 Anthropometric and fitness characteristics of the study participants at baseline

From: Long term effects of a health promotion intervention in low socioeconomic Arab- Israeli kindergartens

  Control (n=85) Intervention (n=118)
Age (years) 5.5±0.03 5.4±0.03
Gender (M/F,%) 55/45 58/42
Weight (kg) 19.8±0.3 19.6±0.2
Height (cm) 110.8±0.5 109.4±0.4
BMI (kg/m2) 16.1±0.2 16.4±0.1
BMI Percentile 61.1±3.1 69.4±2.0*
Overweight BMI%ile 85–95 18/85 21.2% 23/118 19.5%
Obese BMI%ile > 95 7/85 8.2% 10/118 8.5%
Overweight and obese BMI%ile > 85 25/85 30.0% 32/118 28.0%
Fitness (# laps) 27±1 35 ±1*
  1. * p<0.05.