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Table 1 Parent and child descriptive characteristics

From: Psychometrics of the preschooler physical activity parenting practices instrument among a Latino sample

Variables Whole sample (n = 240) Reliability sub-sample (n = 48) Accelerometer sub-sample (n = 84)
Parent characteristics    
Relationship to child participant, n (%)    
  Mother 229 (95%) 44 (92%) 81 (96%)
  Other female relative 3 (1%) 1 (2%) 3 (4%)
  Father 8 (3%) 3 (6%) 0
Age, mean (SD) 32.3 (6.1) 31.5 (5.6) 32.7 (6.7)
Born in the US, n (%) 108 (45%) 22 (46%) 36 (43%)
Education, n (%)    
  < High School 72 (30%) 18 (38%) 24 (29%)
  High School/GED 67 (28%) 15 (31%) 22 (26%)
  > High School 101 (42%) 15 (31%) 37 (44%)
  Not answered 1 (<1%) NA 1 (1%)
Current employment status, n (%)    
  Not employed 129 (54%) 31 (65%) 50 (60%)
  Part-time 42 (17.5%) 3 (6%) 15 (18%)
  Full-time 59 (25%) 14 (29%) 16 (19%)
  > 40 hr/wk 9 (4%) n/a 2 (2%)
  Not answered 1 (<1%) n/a 1 (1%)
Total household income, n (%)    
  ≤ $19k 72 (30%) 14 (29%) 29 (35%)
  $20k- $49K 116 (48%) 22 (46%) 37 (44%)
  ≥ $50k 42 (18%) 10 (21%) 13 (15%)
  Unknown/No answer 10 (4%) 2 (4%) 5 (6%)
Primary language spoken in household, n (%)    
  English 46 (19%) 11 (23%) 11 (13%)
  Spanish 103 (43%) 22 (46%) 39 (46%)
  Both 91 (38%) 15 (31%) 34 (41%)
Child characteristics    
Age, mean (SD) 4.5 (0.9) 4.4 (0.8) 4.4 (0.8)
Gender, n (%)    
  Female 115 (48%) 20 (42%) 37 (44%)
  Male 125 (52%) 28 (58%) 47 (56%)
Born in the US, n (%) 237 (99%) 48 (100%) 83 (99%)
Child physical activity (PA)    
  Sedentary, min/day (SD)    369.1 (70.9)
  Light PA, min/day (SD)    247.0 (36.6)
  Moderate-to-vigorous PA, min/day (SD)    83.4 (38.3)
  Counts/min, mean (SD)    611.8 (230.5)