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Table 4 Descriptive data on weight status and BMIsds for intervention and comparison groups at baseline, for total sample and by cohort

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

  Total Grade 2 cohort Grade 4 cohort Grade 7 cohort
Comparison N=328 Intervention N=478 Comparison N=95 Intervention N=209 Comparison N=119 Intervention N=179 Comparison N=114 Intervention N=90
Weight status         
Thinness (%)§ 5.5 5.4 4.2 5.7* 6.7 4.5 5.3 6.7
Normal weight (%)§§ 73.5 78.0 69.5 79.4* 73.1 76.5 77.2 77.8
Overweight (%)§§ 17.1 13.8 21.1 12.9* 16.0 15.1 14.9 13.3
Obesity (%)§§ 4.0 2.7 5.3 1.9* 4.2 3.9 2.6 2.2
Overweight & obesity (%) 21.0 16.5 26.3 14.8* 20.2 19.0 17.5 15.6
BMIsds (mean) 1.04 0.82 1.07 0.78 1.08 0.97 0.96 0.62
  1. * Significant difference between intervention- and comparison group at p < .05 derived using Kruskal Wallis’ test. § Defined according to Cole [33].
  2. §§ Defined according to Cole [32].