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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of School Age Children in Ghana who participated in study (N = 487)

From: Dietary patterns and associated risk factors among school age children in urban Ghana

Characteristic Frequency Percent
Age group
 9–10 years 73 15
 11–12 years 213 43.7
 13–15 years 201 41.3
School category
 Private 189 38.8
 Public 298 61.2
Sex
 Male 226 46.4
 Female 261 53.6
Household Socio-economic statusa
 Poor 199 40.9
 Middle 187 38.4
 Rich 101 20.7
BMI status
 Overweight/Obese 86 17.7
 Non-Overweight/obese 401 82.3
  1. atertiles of wealth index computed using: (ownership of car/ vehicle, house, television, refrigerator, gas/electric cooker, DVD/VCR/video player, air conditioner, and satellite dish) poor = lowest 40%; middle = middle 40%; Rich = top 20%