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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics (N/%)

From: Associations between elementary and middle school teachers’ physical activity promoting practices and teacher- and school-level factors

Participant characteristics Participant sample (n = 288)
Gender
 Male 27 (9.4)
 Female 261 (90.6)
Type of teacher
 Classroom or special area teacher 237 (82.3)
 Teaching assistant 51 (17.7)
Race/ethnicity
 Black or African American 75 (26.0)
 Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian 175 (60.8)
 Otherb 28 (9.4)
Level of education
 No graduate degree 110 (38.2)
 Masters or doctoral degree 178 (61.8)
Years of experience
 1 to 15 years 163 (56.6)
 More than 15 years 125 (43.4)
Weight Status (self-reported height/weight, BMI calculated)a
 Normal weight 89 (30.9)
 Overweight 71 (24.7)
 Obese 117 (40.6)
School characteristics School sample (n = 20)
Grade level
 Elementary 11 (55.0)
 Middle school 9 (45.0)
Racial composition
  ≥ 50% Non-Hispanic White 6 (30.0)
  < 50% Non-Hispanic White 14 (70.0)
Free and reduced-price meal eligibility
  < 75% eligible 13 (65.0)
     ≥75% eligible 7 (35.0)
School urbanicity
 Rural 6 (30.0)
 Suburban 11 (55.0)
 Urban 3 (15.0)
  1. Note. aNo participants were categorized as underweight for self-reported weight status
  2. bOther category merged any race that composed less than 5% of the sample