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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of sample (N = 144) at baseline

From: A real-world evaluation of a tertiary care childhood obesity intervention to reduce metabolic risk in a hard-to-reach urban population

Variable N (%)
Age in years, mean ± SD 9.6 ± 3.0
Sex
 Male 54 (37.5%)
 Female 90 (62.5%)
Race
 Black 102 (70.8%)
 Hispanic 24 (16.7%)
 White 1 (0.7%)
 Asian 1 (0.7%)
 Other/Unknown 16 (11.1%)
Obesity Prevalencea
 Healthy Weight 1 (0.7%)
 Overweight 2 (1.4%)
 Obese 40 (27.8%)
 Severely Obese 101 (70.1%)
Contact hours, mean ± SD 7.6 ± 4.1
Months enrolled since initial visit, mean ± SD 17.2 ± 3.7
  1. Overweight: BMI between the 85th & 94th percentile for age & sex
  2. Obese: BMI ≥ 95th percentile & < 120% of the 95th percentile for age & sex
  3. Severely Obese: BMI ≥ 120% of the 95th percentile for age & sex
  4. aHealthy weight: BMI between the 5th & 84th percentile for age & sex