Table 2

Demographic characteristics of the Communities for Healthy Living evaluation sample [1]
Demographic factor Summary statistic
Respondent gender (% female) 92
Child gender (% female) 55
Parent age (Mean, std) 31.13 (11.07)
Child age (Mean, std) 3.59 (1.01)
Relation of respondent to child (%)
Mother 88
Father 6
Grandmother 6
Never speaks English at home (%) 1
Race/ethnicity (%)
White 68
Black/African American 22
Non-Hispanic white 6
Other 4
High grade in school (%)
Some high school 21
High school graduate 37
Some college 42
Marital status (%)
Married 17
Divorced or separated 13
Never married/single 44
Member of unmarried couple 25
Other 1
Weight status
Parent overweight (%) 68
Parent obese (%) 36
Child overweight (%) 44
Child obese (%) 20

[1] 154 parents completed the evaluation survey at baseline; 119 of these families completed the survey at follow-up.

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Davison et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2013 10:3   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-3

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