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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the n = 76 parent-child dyads living in four underserved US rural communities.

From: Parent-child interactions and objectively measured child physical activity: a cross-sectional study

Child
Gender, n 26M, 50F
Age (years), mean (SD) 9.05 (1.5)
Siblings, n 2.3 (1.7)
Ethnicity, n  
   White 24
   African American 33
   Hispanic 19
BMI z score 1.12 (0.9)
% overweight/obese 57.9%
Parent
Gender 3M, 73 F
   % mothers 89%
Age  
   < 30 years 16
   30-39 years 38
   >39 years 22
Ethnicity  
   White 24
   African American 33
   Hispanic 19
Mexican-American 14
Years in US 13.04 (7.4)
Education  
   < HS 19
   HS 19
   >HS 38
Marital status (% married) 50%
BMI 31.88 (8.8)
% overweight, obese 76%
  1. Note. Sample sizes (n) are reported unless otherwise noted by the mean (SD) or percent (%);
  2. M = Male, F = Female; BMI = Body mass index
  3. Data was collected from April-June, 2007.