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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of preschools and children

From: Munch and Move: evaluation of a preschool healthy eating and movement skill program

  Base-line Follow-up
  Intervention Control Intervention Control
Preschools (n) 15 14 15 14
Preschool staffing (n)     
Teachers 26 17 24 17
Teachers' aide 17 13 13 11
Preschool staff experience (mean years)   
Teachers 4.5 6.0 5.0 7.2
Teachers-aid 11.1 8.9 12.2 8.9
Students (n) 263 167 218 141
Boys (%) 49.4 50.3 47.6 46.3
Age (yrs SD) 4.4 (0.5) 4.5 (0.3) 4.9 (0.5) 4.9 (0.3)
Days attending preschool (%)   
2 days/week 22.4 11.0 20.0 10.6
3 days/week 21.3 42.3 20.6 38.2
4 days/week 7.9 4.3 8.2 5.7
5 days/week 48.4 42.3 48.2 44.7
Socioeconomic status (%)    
Low 47.5 44.3 47.7 46.3
Middle/high 52.5 55.7 52.3 53.7
Cultural background (%)   
English-speaking 57.6 40.7 37.0 50.4
Non-English speaking 42.4 59.3 63.0 49.6