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Table 2 Means (SDs) or frequencies of personal, social environmental and physical environmental factors by weight status

From: Personal, social and environmental correlates of healthy weight status amongst mothers from socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods: findings from the READI study

Factors BMI category Pa
  Healthy weight Overweight Obese  
PERSONAL        
Self-care related to healthy eating (mean, SD; range 1[strongly disagree] -5 [strongly agree])        
   Feel guilty for preparing healthy foods when family prefers to eat other foods 1.91 (0.94) 2.01 (0.92) 2.17 (1.00) <0.0005
   Family's food preferences take priority over own food preferences 2.72 (1.20) 2.86 (1.17) 3.08 (1.19) <0.0005
   Make time to eat healthy foods even when busy looking after family 3.75 (1.00) 3.55 (1.01) 3.19 (1.01) <0.0005
Self-care related to PA (mean, SD; range 1 [strongly disagree] -5 [strongly agree])        
   Feel guilty doing PA when I have family commitments 3.14 (1.17) 3.20 (1.20) 3.16 (1.23) 0.650
   Family commitments take priority over PA 3.89 (1.07) 3.96 (1.05) 4.00 (1.08) 0.057
   Make time for PA even when busy with family commitments 2.88 (1.19) 2.80 (1.14) 2.56 (1.13) <0.0005
SOCIAL-ENVIRONMENTAL        
Family support for healthy eating (mean, SD; range 1 [never] -5 [very often])        
   How often does family eat healthy low-fat foods with you? 4.00 (1.03) 3.85 (1.05) 3.58 (1.11) <0.0005
   How often does family encourage you to eat healthy low-fat foods? 2.97 (1.34) 3.12 (1.30) 3.15 (1.27) 0.017
   How often does family discourage you from eating unhealthy foods? 2.45 (1.25) 2.63 (1.25) 2.66 (1.26) 0.001
Family/friend/environment support for PA (mean, SD; range 1 [never] -5 [very often])        
   How often does family do PA with you? 2.94 (1.26) 3.07 (1.27) 2.78 (1.30) 0.209
   How often does family encourage you to do PA? 3.04 (1.31) 3.20 (1.31) 3.11 (1.28) 0.131
   How often does family discourage you from sitting around? 1.89 (1.14) 2.00 (1.16) 2.08 (1.20) 0.001
   Do you have access to childcare (centre/partner/family/friend) if you wanted to do PA? (%, n)        
Yes 71.5 (641) 71.9 (364) 64.5 (282) 0.110
No 19.4 (174) 18.2 (92) 23.6 (103)  
N/A 9.1 (82) 9.9 (50) 11.9 (52)  
Frequency of family meals (%, n)        
   How often do you eat dinner with family?        
≤ 3 times/week 14.4 (129) 12.6 (64) 16.0 (70) 0.851
About 4-6 times/week 29.5 (265) 30.4 (154) 30.0 (131)  
Daily 56.1 (503) 56.9 (288) 54.0 (236)  
Influence of children's food preferences (%, n)        
   I eat fruit because my children do        
Agree/strongly agree 78.5 (704) 82.6 (418) 78.5 (343) 0.607
Other 21.5 (193) 17.4 (88) 21.5 (94)  
   I eat vegetables because my children do        
Agree/strongly agree 64.4 (578) 67.2 (340) 63.8 (279) 0.898
Other 35.6 (319) 32.8 (166) 36.2 (158)  
PHYSICAL-ENVIRONMENTAL        
Home food availability (%, n)        
   How often is fruit available in home        
Always 81.8 (734) 82.2 (416) 75.7 (331) 0.057
Other 18.2 (163) 17.8 (90) 24.3 (106)  
   How often are vegetables available in home (%, n)        
Always 88.3 (792) 90.3 (457) 87.6 (383) 0.966
Other 11.7 (105) 9.7 (49) 12.4 (54)  
   How often are energy-dense snacks available in home? (mean, SD; range 3-12) 7.33 (1.72) 7.29 (1.65) 7.39 (1.65) 0.650
   How often are energy-dense drinks available in home? (mean, SD; range 3-12) 6.67 (1.74) 6.74 (1.79) 7.06 (1.80) <0.0005
  1. a P-values were calculated using ordinal logistic regression; P-values < 0.05 are bolded.
  2. Abbreviations: PA = physical activity; N/A = not applicable