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Table 1 Characteristics of intervention schools in relation to all schools in the municipality and Sweden

From: A participatory and capacity-building approach to healthy eating and physical activity – SCIP-school: a 2-year controlled trial

School Age of children Number of children Non-Swedish background § Parents with tertiary education §§ Prevalence overweight and obesity (10 year olds) §§§
A 6-12 225 50% 36% 30%
B 6-12 76 NA 32% 20%
C 6-12 70 <10 students 82% NA
D 6-12 176 <10 students 52% 9%
E 6-12 323 7% 50% 28%
F 6-16 459 6% 57% 21%
G 6-16 768 16% 47% 9%
H 6-10 213 7% 63% NA
I 6-12 317 6% 83% 14%
All Österåker 6-16 4,610 10% 54% 21%
Sweden 6-16 991,991 18% 49% 17%§§§§
  1. § Student and/or both parents born outside of Sweden (The Swedish National Agency for Education, statistics from 2009/10); §§ At least one of the parents has more than 12 years of education (The Swedish National Agency for Education, statistics from 2009/10); §§§ Data from school health services in Österåker, children in grade 4 year 2008/09; §§§§ 7–9 year old children, according to Sjöberg et al. [8]; NA: data not available.