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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the two study groups

From: Impact of the intervention program “JolinchenKids – fit and healthy in daycare” on energy balance related-behaviors: results of a cluster controlled trial

 BaselineFollow-Up
 InterventionControlInterventionControl
DFs (n)31313031
DFs’ characteristics (mean SD)
 Number of children in the DF89.7 ± 55.597.9 ± 50.6
 Number of children aged 3- to 5- years in the DF55.3 ± 31.057.0 ± 30.9
 Number of DF groups4.6 ± 2.75.3 ± 2.5
 Percentage of children with migration background in the DF17.5 ± 18.719.2 ± 22.8
 Parents receiving governmental subsidies for DF fee (%) in the DF16.3 ± 14.716.9 ± 20.2
 Single parenting (%) in the DF14.8 ± 13.513.8 ± 12.9
Children (n)440391335306
Boys (%)50.551.749.353.6
Age (mean years SD)4.3 ± 0.84.3 ± 0.85.2 ± 0.85.2 ± 0.8
Migration background (%)
 No migration background75.973.977.675.8
 One-sided18.218.415.817.0
 Two-sided2.01.81.82.0
 Missing3.95.94.85.2
Highest educational level of the parents (%)
 Low8.68.75.76.9
 Medium57.753.760.657.2
 High28.033.226.332.7
 Missing5.74.37.53.3
Household income (%)
 <2000€19.123.315.521.9
 2000–3000€25.227.926.328.1
 >3000€45.238.946.641.5
 Missing10.510.011.68.5
Urbanity (%)
 ≤5.000 inhabitants21.418.922.720.9
 ≤20.000 inhabitants32.532.733.134.6
 ≤100.000 inhabitants25.226.624.521.6
 >100.000 inhabitants20.921.719.722.9
Body-mass-index (%)
 Underweight/normal weight85.089.583.382.7
 Overweight/obese5.74.69.06.2
 Missing9.35.97.811.1
Hours attending DF (%)
 1–5 h/day25.924.819.418.0
 >5 h/day72.772.177.379.7
 Missing1.43.13.32.3
  1. Note: DF daycare facility, SD standard deviation