Table 1

Demographic characteristics of participants in the OSSLS2 by BMI classification
BMI classification
Total sample Normal Overweight
n (%) 1 n (%) 1 n (%) 1
All 681 500 (73) 181 (27)
Sex
  Girls 297 (44) 217 (73) 80 (27)
  Boys 384 (56) 283 (74) 101 (26)
Ethnicity
  NZEO 612 (90) 460 (75) 152 (25)
  Māori 59 (9) 37 (63) 22 (37)
  Pacific 10 (1) 3 (30) 7 (70)
School Year
  11 300 (44) 217 (72) 83 (28)
  12 206 (30) 155 (75) 51 (25)
  13 175 (26) 128 (73) 47 (27)
School Decile
  Middle 268 (39) 187 (70) 81 (30)
  High (Least deprived) 413 (61) 313 (76) 100 (24)
NZDep06
  1 (Least deprived) 278 (42) 204 (73) 74 (27)
  2 130 (20) 104 (80) 26 (20)
  3 114 (17) 79 (69) 35 (31)
  4 99 (15) 72 (73) 27 (27)
  5 (Most deprived) 43 (6) 30 (70) 13 (30)
Dieting Status
  Not dieting, happy with weight 228 (40) 201 (88) 27 (12)
  Not dieting, need to gain weight 83 (14) 73 (88) 10 (12)
  Not dieting, should lose weight 191 (33) 107 (56) 84 (44)
  Currently dieting 77 (13) 48 (62) 29 (38)

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

1 Row percentage, unadjusted for confounders.

Howe et al.

Howe et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:51   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-51

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