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Table 2 Sample characteristics of schools and students at baseline

From: A randomized controlled trial to assess the potential efficacy, feasibility and acceptability of an m-health intervention targeting parents of school aged children to improve the nutritional quality of foods packed in the lunchbox ‘SWAP IT’

School characteristics
  Intervention Control
Number of schools 6 6
Location
• Urban 4 5
• Rural 2 1
School SES
• Most disadvantaged 4 4
• Least disadvantaged 2 2
Number of schools greater that 10% Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student enrolments 1 2
  Intervention n (%) Control n (%)
Total students 778 991
Sex
• Female 379 (49.03) 480 (48.93)
• Male 394 (50.97) 501 (51.07)
Sex missing = 15
Mean age (years) 7.99 7.94
Socioeconomic status
• Most disadvantaged 574 (73.78) 648 (65.39)
• Least disadvantaged 204 (26.22) 343 (34.61)
  1. Socioeconomic status (SES) based on SEIFA Index of relative socio-economic disadvantage. Most disadvantaged = lowest quartiles of SEIFA; Least disadvantaged = highest quartiles of SEIFA; SD, standard deviation