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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of each school (cluster) by randomised group; usual practice (control) or the Girls Active programme (intervention)

From: Effectiveness of the ‘Girls Active’ school-based physical activity programme: A cluster randomised controlled trial

Characteristics Control (n = 10) Intervention (n = 10) Total (n = 20)
Cluster Level
 Number of participants, n (SD) 89 (2.0) 87 (3.0) 88 (2.0)
 Non-White participants, % (SD) 21.3 (27.7) 19.3 (24.1) 20.3 (25.3)
Overall School Characteristics
 Full-time pupils, n (SD) 977 (199) 859 (386) 918 (305)
 Non-White pupils, % (SD) 25.4 (34.2) 21.6 (28.0) 23.5 (30.5)
 FSME, % (SD) 9.7 (6.2) 13.3 (5.6) 11.5 (6.1)
 IMD decile score, score (SD)a 7.2 (2.3) 6.1 (2.5) 6.7 (2.4)
 IMD rank score, score (SD) 21,840 (8013) 18,949 (7860) 20,395 (7866)
 Schools ≥ 850 pupils, n (%) 8 (80.0) 6 (60.0) 14 (70.0)
  1. All values, unless otherwise stated, are presented as a mean and standard deviation (SD) across schools; Values are presented as means (standard deviation) for continuous variables and number (%) for categorical variables. FSME Free School Meal Eligibility; IMD Index of Multiple Deprivation
  2. aIMD 2015 decile score ranges 1–10, where 1 is the least deprived and 10 the most deprived