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Table 2 Sample characteristics based on 86 parents/caregivers of 133 children

From: Change in the family food environment is associated with positive dietary change in children

Parent characteristics   Frequency (percent) unless otherwise stated
Highest level of education Some high school/ completed high school 20 (23)
Technical or trade qualification 18 (21)
Tertiary degree 48 (56)
Employment status Full time 17 (20)
Part time 38 (44)
Homemaker 21 (24)
Student 6 (7)
Unemployed/retired/disabled 4 (5)
Estimated household income A$20800-36300 14(16)
A$36400-51999 11 (13)
A$52400-77999 23 (27)
A$78000-114399 23 (27)
A$114000+ 15 (17)
Weight status Underweight 2 (2)
  Normal weight 41 (48)
  Overweight 25 (29)
  Obese 18 (21)
Child characteristics   
  Gender 79 (59) Boys 54 (40) Girls
  Age (y) (mean(SD)) 8.9 (2.9)
  BMI z score 1 (mean(SD)) 0.24 (1.16)
Weight status1 Underweight 14 (10)
Normal weight 90 (68)
Overweight 22 (17)
  Obese 7 (5)
  1. 1 BMI z scores calculated using British reference data and IOTF cutoffs [34].