Table 1

Demographic characteristics of participants in the OSSLS2 by BMI classification
Total sample BMI classification
Normal Overweight
n (%)1 n (%)1 n (%)1
All 685 502 (73) 183 (27)
Sex
Girls 299 (44) 219 (73) 80 (27)
Boys 386 (56) 283 (73) 103 (27)
Ethnicity
NZEO 616 (90) 461 (75) 155 (25)
Māori 59 (9) 38 (64) 21 (36)
Pacific 10 (1) 3 (30) 7 (70)
School year
11 304 (44) 219 (72) 85 (28)
12 205 (30) 154 (75) 51 (25)
13 176 (26) 129 (73) 47 (27)
School decile
Middle 267 (39) 185 (69) 82 (31)
High 418 (61) 317 (76) 101 (24)
NZDep06
1 (Least) 283 (42) 208 (74) 75 (26)
2 129 (19) 103 (80) 26 (20)
3 114 (17) 78 (68) 36 (32)
4 98 (15) 72 (73) 26 (27)
5 (Most) 44 (7) 30 (68) 14 (32)

OSSLS2 Otago School Students Lifestyle Survey Two, NZEO New Zealand European and Other, NZDep06 New Zealand Deprivation Index.

1Row percentage, unadjusted for confounders.

Skidmore et al.

Skidmore et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:128   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-128

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