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Table 1 General characteristics and lifestyle variables

From: Childhood overweight and obesity in a region of Italian immigration in Southern Brazil: a cross-sectional study

Variables  
Students
  Male 245 (41.5)
  Female 345 (58.5)
Age
  9 to 13 years 459 (77.8)
  14 to 18 years 131 (22.2)
Education level of father
  Illiterate/did not attend school 6 (1.2)
  Incomplete or complete elementary school 314 (61)
  Incomplete or complete secondary grade school 150 (29.1)
  Incomplete or complete college or higher education 45 (8.7)
Education level of mother
  Illiterate/did not attend school 1 (0.2)
  Incomplete or complete elementary school 331 (59.2)
  Incomplete or complete secondary grade school 162 (29)
  Incomplete or complete college or higher education 65 (11.6)
Number of daily meals 4.44 ± 0.98
Breakfast consumption 426 (72.2)
Frequency of consumption  
  Vegetables < 4 times per week 292 (49.5)
  Fruits < 4 times per week 215 (36.8)
  Sugar-sweetened beverages* ≥ 4 times per week 419 (71)
  Fast food ≥ 4 times per week 411 (70.3)
  Sweets ≥ 4 times per week 252 (42.7)
Physical activity < 3 times per week 306 (52.3)
Hours spent with television/video game/computer per day 5.38 ± 2.88
  1. n (%); Mean ± SD; *Sugar-sweetened beverages: regular soda, juice powder, concentrated juice, natural juice with sugar; Fast food: empanadas, pizza, hot dogs, french fries, fried pastry, cheeseburgers”; Sweets: candy, sandwich cookies, chocolate, crisps.