Table 1

Sample characteristics
Netherlands (N = 821) Belgium (N = 435) U.S. (N = 241)
Description n % n % n %
Child gender Male 408 49.7 213 49.0 128 53.1
Female 413 50.3 222 51.0 113 46.9
Relationship to child Female caregiver 519 63.2 336 77.2 203 84.2
Male caregiver 302 36.8 99 22.8 38 15.8
Race (US only) Black or African-American 46 19.1
White or Euro-American 112 46.5
Hispanic or Latino 59 24.4
Other 24 10.0
Living situation Together with child and spouse 727 88.6 377 86.7 186 77.2
Together with child and no spouse 84 10.2 56 12.9 43 17.8
Other 10 1.2 2 0.5 12 5.0
Educationa Low 127 15.5 21 4.8 13 5.4
Medium 305 37.1 61 14.0 88 36.5
High 389 47.4 353 81.1 140 58.1
Employed: paid job Yes 718 87.5 393 90.3 200 83.0
  36 hours or more per week 290 40.4 210 53.4 167 83.5
  20 to 35 hours per week 275 38.3 144 36.6 18 9.0
  12 to 19 hours per week 105 14.6 35 8.9 10 5.0
  Less than 12 hours per week 48 6.7 4 1.0 5 2.5
No 103 12.5 42 9.7 41 17.0

Note:aHighest education attained, categorized into low level (8th grade or less, attended some high school, technical school graduate), medium level (high school graduate or general educational development, some college), and high level (college graduate, post graduate study).

Sleddens et al.

Sleddens et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014 11:15   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-11-15

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