Table 1 Characteristics of children at baseline

From: Outcome data from the LEAP (Live, Eat and Play) trial: a randomized controlled trial of a primary care intervention for childhood overweight/mild obesity

Characteristic Total (n=163) Intervention group (n=82) Control group (n=81)
Female, n (%) 84 (52) 40 (49) 44 (54)
Age in years, mean (s.d.) 7.4 (1.6) 7.5 (1.6) 7.4 (1.6)
SESa, n (%)
 1 (highest) 44 (27) 24 (29) 20 (25)
 2 25 (15) 16 (20) 9 (11)
 3 25 (15) 11 (13) 14 (17)
 4 27 (17) 14 (17) 13 (16)
 5 (lowest) 42 (26) 17 (21) 25 (31)
BMI category b
 Overweight, n (%) 117 (72) 57 (70) 60 (74)
 Mildly obese, n (%) 46 (28) 25 (30) 21 (26)
BMI, mean (s.d.) 20.3 (2.0) 20.5 (2.2) 20.0 (1.8)
UK BMI z-score, mean (s.d.) 1.9 (0.5) 2.0 (0.5) 1.9 (0.5)
% time spent being active (weekdays)c, mean (s.d.) 38.9 (21.4) 39.7 (22.5) 38.1 (20.3)
Daily physical activityd, mean (s.d.) 3.3 (0.6) 3.3 (0.7) 3.3 (0.6)
Daily nutritione, mean (s.d.) 16.3 (2.8) 16.3 (2.9) 16.2 (2.8)
PedsQL Parent Proxyf, mean (s.d.) 76.9 (13.3) 75.2 (13.7) 78.8 (12.8)
  1. Abbreviations: BMI, body mass index; SES, socioeconomic status.
  2. aSocioeconomic status by population quintile for SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage.
  3. bInternational Obesity TaskForce cutpoints.
  4. cn is 79 for intervention arm and 81 for control arm.
  5. dn is 72 for intervention arm and 72 for control arm.
  6. en is 65 for intervention arm and 69 for control arm.
  7. fn is 80 for intervention arm and 76 for control arm.