Table 1

Participant characteristics

Characteristic

% (n)


Gender

Male

51.9 (2083)

Female

48.1 (1930)


Age

15

20.7 (829)

16

56.2 (2255)

17

23.1 (929)


Population density

<5,000

6.1 (245)

<50,000

22.7 (910)

<500,000

29.9 (1199)

>500,000

41 (1646)


SES a

Non-manual

70.7 (2802)

Manual

29.3 (1211)


aSES = Socio-economic status. Non-manual includes professional, intermediate and junior non-manual occupations. Manual includes skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled manual occupations.

Nelson et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:1   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-5-1

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