Table 1

PA4E1 sample characteristics at baseline

CharacteristicIntervention groupControl group
Number/total participants645505
3 vld days524435
Mean age (years)12.012.0
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (%)5.37.8
Height, (mean m)157.1156.8
Weight, (mean kg)49.350.0
Student BMI category, (%)
Underweight/healthy weight
 All students77.5%74.0%
 All students21.8%26.0%
Student activity level
Active (≥60 min MVPA/day)
 All students33%33%
Low active (<60 min MVPA/day)
 All students67%67%
Socioeconomic status
 Low SES57.8%61%
Accelerometer wear time
 Mean minutes per day793.6804.6
  • *Does not add to total students (n=645) due to 38 students having gender missing.

  • BMI, body mass index; MVPA, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity; PA4E1, Physical Activity 4 Everyone; SES, socioeconomic status.