Table 1

A comparison of 10-year-old Québec and 10-11-year-old Jamaican study participants

Québec

Jamaica


Characteristic

Category

% (n)

% (n)

P-value


Sex

Girl

52.4 (624)

52.6 (881)

0.6792

Boy

47.6 (566)

47.4 (793)


Overweight or obese

No

74

89

<.0001

Yes

26

11


Family SES

Tertile 1 (Low)

33.0

41.3

<.0001

Tertile 2 (Middle)

34.1

29.4

Tertile 3 (High)

32.9

29.3


Household food insecurity

No

90.6

73.6

<.0001

Yes

9.4

26.4


Family type

Two-parent family

66.3

34.2

<.0001

Blended family

17.0

29.7

Single-parent family

16.7

36.1


Pastry consumption

Less than once a day

68.7

64.2

0.1375

Once to less than twice a day

20.3

23.4

Twice a day or more

11.0

12.4


Fruit consumption

Less than once a day

31.1

41.5

<.0001

Once to less than twice a day

19.1

31.9

Twice a day or more

49.8

26.6


Vegetable consumption

Less than once a day

27.1

59.0

<.0001

Once to less than twice a day

18.8

25.3

Twice a day or more

57.1

15.7


Physical activity (Québec)

Same, lower or much lower than other children

67.6

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Higher or much higher than other children

32.4

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Physical activity (Jamaica)

None or low

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51.9

Moderate or high

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48.1


Dubois et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:199   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-199

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