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Table 1 Child and parent characteristics at baseline

From: A novel interactive mobile health support system for pediatric obesity treatment: a randomized controlled feasibility trial

Variable Intervention n = 15 Control n = 13 P1
Girls n (%) 9 (60) 6 (46) 0.464
Age, mean [sd] (min–max) 8.4 [1.9] (5.2–11.2) 9.8 [2.2] (5.1–12.8) 0.083
Height in cm, mean [sd] (min–max) 138.0 [14.3] (108.8–156.4) 148.2 [16.2] (118.3–170.0) 0.087
Weight in kg, mean [sd] (min–max) 50.0 [13.4] (25.0–70.0) 61.5 [22.6] (29.0–96.1) 0.124
BMI, mean [sd] (min–max) 25.7 [3.3] (20.3–31.6) 27.0 [4.5] (20.7–33.3) 0.392
BMI SDS, mean [sd] (min–max) 3.0 [0.5] (2.2–4.2) 2.8 [0.3] (2.2–3.1) 0.189
Degree of obesity2    0.431
 Severe Obesity n (%) 8 (53) 5 (38)  
 Obesity n (%) 6 (40) 7 (54)  
 Overweight n (%)3 1 (7) 1 (8)  
Non-Nordic origin n (%)4 8 (53) 5 (39) 0.431
Self-reported parental data Intervention N = 15 Control N = 12  
One parent has/has had obesity n (%)5 10 (67) 10 (83) 0.408
Two parents have/have had obesity n (%) 3 (20) 4 (33) 0.662
One parent has had obesity surgery n (%)6 1 (7) 1 (8) 1.00
  1. 1p-values derive from Student’s t-test for continuous variables and from chi-squared test or Fisher’s exact test for other variables. An alfa of < 0.05 is considered statistically significant
  2. 2For group differences, participants were categorized as having either severe obesity or obesity/overweight
  3. 3All children had obesity at inclusion but two individuals were classified as overweight at baseline
  4. 4At least one parent was born in a non-Nordic country
  5. 5At least one parent has or has had obesity
  6. 6At least one parent has had obesity surgery