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Table 1 Information about children by BMI category and school year for the total sample and subseta

From: Children's body mass index, participation in school meals, and observed energy intake at school meals

  2004-05 school year 2005-06 school year 2006-07 school year
  All children
n = 616
Subset
n = 187
All children
n = 646
Subset
n = 213
All children
n = 309
Subset
n = 65
BMI category - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - n (%) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Underweight & healthy weight
(< 85th percentile)
322
(52%)
103
(55%)
347
(54%)
102
(48%)
142
(46%)
27
(42%)
Overweight
(≥ 85th to < 95th percentiles)
116
(19%)
29
(16%)
123
(19%)
44
(21%)
56
(18%)
14
(22%)
Obese
(≥ 95th to < 99th percentiles)
139
(23%)
41
(22%)
112
(17%)
43
(20%)
70
(23%)
16
(25%)
Severely obese
(≥ 99th percentile)
39
(6%)
14
(8%)
64
(10%)
24
(11%)
41
(13%)
8
(12%)
  1. aEach child in the subset was observed eating school breakfast and school lunch (with both meals observed on the same day).