Skip to main content

Table 2 Socioeconomic characteristics of children, by level of parental education

From: Socioeconomic inequalities in children’s diet: the role of the home food environment

   Parental education
  Full Sample Less than high school High school/GED Some college College degree p for difference
Number of children 3001 450 733 815 1003  
Mean (SD) age 9.57 9.62 (0.65) 9.62 (0.64) 9.59 (0.6) 9.5 (0.55) <.0001
Gender       
Boy 1403 (0.47) 14.04 23.73 26.87 35.35  
Girl 1598 (0.53) 15.83 25.03 27.41 31.73 0.1625
Race/Ethnicity       
Black 357 (0.12) 5.32 26.33 31.65 36.69  
Hispanic 1490 (0.5) 25.84 31.34 23.76 19.06  
White / other 1154 (0.38) 3.99 14.9 30.16 50.95 <.0001
Number of kids at home       
1-2 kids 1417 (0.48) 9.1 21.38 29.78 39.73  
3-4 kids 1280 (0.43) 18.13 27.34 24.77 29.77  
5 or more kids 250 (0.08) 25.6 27.6 26.8 20 <.0001
Rural/ Urban classification       
Rural 1524 (0.51) 14.44 24.8 27.76 33.01  
Suburban 924 (0.31) 17.32 21.21 24.68 36.8  
Urban 553 (0.18) 12.66 28.75 29.66 28.93 0.0005
% socioeconomically disadvantaged 66.6 84.9 76.8 64.6 51.5