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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the girls in the final sample

From: A comparison of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in 9–11 year old British Pakistani and White British girls: a mixed methods study

  White British British Pakistani
Number 70 75
Age (years) 9.9 ± 0.7 10.0 ± 0.7
School year group   
  5 51 (73%) 53 (71%)
  6 19 (27%) 22 (29%)
Parental marital status*   
  Married/cohabiting 37 (53%) 53 (71%)
  Single 33 (47%) 22 (29%)
Number of children in household***   
  1 16 (23%) 3 (4%)
  2 or 3 45 (64%) 38 (51%)
  ≥4 9 (13%) 34 (45%)
Mother’s employment status (N = 139)***   
  Employed or student 37 (54%) 11 (16%)
  Unemployed 15 (22%) 10 (14%)
  Looking after the home 16 (24%) 50 (70%)
Mother’s country of birth (N = 139)   
  UK 70 (100%) 32 (44%)
  Pakistan - 37 (56%)
Father’s country of birth (N = 132)   
  UK 69 (100%) 27 (43%)
  Pakistan - 36 (57%)
  1. *p ≤ 0.05 by chi-squared; ***p ≤ 0.001 by chi-squared.