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Table 1 Demographic and BMI characteristics of the sample (n = 219)

From: Eating behaviour patterns in Chinese children aged 12-18 months and association with relative weight - factorial validation of the Children's Eating Behaviour Questionnaire

  Mean (SD), Range N (%)
Children's BMI SDS 0.66 (1.15), (-3.7-5.3)  
Children's weight categories(a) BMI  
   Underweight (< 5th) 12.5 1 (0.5)
   Normal weight (5th ≤ BMI < 85th) 17.2 111 (50.7)
   Overweight (85th ≤ BMI < 95th) 18.6 48 (21.9)
   Obese (95th ≤ BMI) 20.5 59 (26.9)
Parental BMI (kg/m2)   
   Mother 21.1 (2.6), (16.6-32.0)  
   Father 23.0 (2.9), (16.5-33.9)  
Combined parental weight   
   No overweight or obese parent 128 (58)  
   At least one overweight or obese parent 91 (42)  
Parental weight categories (b)   Mother/Father
   Underweight (BMI < 18)   16/7 (7.3/3.2)
   Normal weight (18 ≤ BMI < 24)   178/137 (81.2/62.6)
   Overweight (24 ≤ BMI < 28)   20/64 (9.1/29.2)
   Obese (28 ≤ BMI)   5/11 (2.3/5)
Parental education   
   University and college   145/159 (66.2/72.6)
   High school   68/57 (31.1/26)
   Elementary school   6/3 (2/7/1.4)
  1. a Chinese children's reference (Li H, Ji CY, Zong XN, & Zhang YQ, 2009);
  2. bChinese adults' BMI criteria (Ji CY,2005);