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Table 2 Demographics

From: Validation of a survey instrument to assess home environments for physical activity and healthy eating in overweight children

  Number (%) Range Mean
Child Age   8.0 – 13.2 10.6
Child Gender   N.A. N.A.
   Male 118 (52.0%)   
   Female 101 (44.5%)   
Child Body Mass Index    
   85th–95th percentile 28 (12.8%) 19.1 – 47.6 27.1
   95th percentile and over 191 (87.2)   
Race and Ethnicity   N.A. N.A.
   White 130(61.3%)   
   Black 13 (6.1%)   
   Asian 7 (3.3%)   
   American Indian 8 (3.8%)   
   Latino 50 (23.6%)   
   Other 4 (1.2%)   
Primary Parent Age   24–61 39.9
Primary Parent Gender   N.A. N.A.
   Male 21 (9.7%)   
   Female 196 (90.3%)   
Primary Parent Body Mass Index    
   ≤ 24.9 42 (19.2%) 19.3 – 62.1 31.4
   25–29.9 73 (33.3%)   
   30–34.4 43 (19.6%)   
   ≥35 61 (27.9%)   
Secondary Parent Age N.A. 31.0–58.0 42.4
Secondary Parent Gender    
   Male 37 (92.5%)   
   Female 3 (7.5%)   
Secondary Parent Body Mass Index    
   ≤ 24.9 7 (16.3%) 21.5 – 55.4 32.4
   25–29.9 9 (20.9%)   
   30–34.4 12 (27.9%)   
   ≥35 15 (34.9%)   
Parental Education Level   N.A. N.A.
   Grade school 2 (0.9%)   
   High school 77 (35.5%)   
   College 105 (48.4%)   
   Graduate School 33 (15.2%)