Table 1

Overview of similarities and differences in the two studies BAEW and IYM
BAEW IYM
Area Barwon-South Western Region of Victoria Barwon-South Western Region of Victoria
School level Primary school Secondary school
Age 4-12 years 12-18 years
Total n for study 2,184 (845, from comparison group only, included in analysis) 3,040 (759, ,from comparison group only, included in analysis)
Year of data collection Time 1: 2003/04, Time 2: 2006 Time 1: 2005, Time 2: 2008
Mean duration between measurements 2.1 years 2.3 years
Intervention in comparison group None None
Beverages assessed Soft drink and fruit juice/cordial Soft drink and fruit drink/cordial
Dietary recall Yesterday (always a week day) Last school day
Frequency Last month Last school week
Respondent The child’s parent The adolescent

BAEW, Be Active Eat Well.

IYM, It’s Your Move!

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Jensen et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:771   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-771

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