Table 1

Characteristics of the samples
Variable Test sample(N = 273) Retest sample(N = 100)
Continuous Mean(sd) Mean(sd)
Age (years)
Mother 40.35 (7.01) 41.70 (6.75)
Father 42.84 (7.33) 44.20 (7.25)
Child 7.88 (2.73) 8.08 (2.78)
Number of siblings 2.30 (1.04) 2.25 (1.03)
BMI
Mother 24.93 (4.18) 25.12 (4.34)
Father 25.33 (3.34) 25.25 (3.43)
Child 16.31 (2.24) 16.51 (2.18)
BMI z-score child −0.08 (1.00) −0.03 (0.94)
Categorical N % N %
Child sex
Male 140 51.3 50 50.0
Female 133 48.7 50 50.0
Relation to child
Biological mother 209 76.6 78 78.0
Biological father 56 20.5 19 19.0
Stepmother 2 0.7 1 1.0
Stepfather 0 0 0 0
Other 6 2.2 2 2.0
Mother’s education
Low 4 1.5 1 1.0
Medium 86 31.5 27 27.0
High 177 64.8 70 70.0
Missing 6 2.2 2 2.0
Father’s education
Low 16 5.9 5 5.0
Medium 88 32.2 27 27.0
High 163 59.7 66 66.0
Missing 6 2.2 2 2.0
Mother employed
No 51 18.7 18 18.0
Yes 216 79.1 80 80.0
Missing 6 2.2 2 2.0
Father employed
No 20 7.3 9 9.0
Yes 247 90.5 89 89.0
Missing 6 2.2 2 2.0
Mother’s weight category
Underweight 3 1.1 1 1.0
Healthy weight 150 54.9 57 57.0
Overweight 90 33.0 31 31.0
Obesity 30 11.0 11 11.0
Father’s weight category
Underweight 0 0 0 0
Healthy weight 139 50.9 47 47.0
Overweight 110 40.3 47 47.0
Obesity 24 8.8 6 6.0
Child’s weight category
Healthy weight 242 88.6 87 87.0
Overweight 16 5.9 6 6.0
Obesity 15 5.5 7 7.0

Gerards et al.

Gerards et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2013 10:7   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-7

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