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Table 2 Background characteristics of the study population (N = 2074)

From: Clustering of energy balance-related behaviors in 5-year-old children: Lifestyle patterns and their longitudinal association with weight status development in early childhood

    Mean ± sd Prevalence (%)
Child Gender male   51.3%
female 48.7%
  Birth weight (grams) 3524 ±508  
  BMI z-score 5 y −0.27 ±0.99  
  6-7 y −0.29 ±0.94  
  7-8 y −0.32 ±0.90  
Mother Employment (hours per week) 17.9 ±11.1  
  Educational level Low   8.0%
Medium 37.8%
High 54.2%
  Country of birth Netherlands   97.0%
other 3.0%
  BMI (kg/m 2 ) 24.0 ±3.8  
  Alternative lifestylea (yes vs. no)   17.9%
Father Employment (hours per week) 37.8 ±10.1  
  Educational level Low   12.8%
Medium 33.8%
High 53.4%
  Country of birth Netherlands   96.3%
other 3.7%
  BMI (kg/m 2 ) 25.0 ±3.1  
  1. a Recruited through alternative channels vs. through conventional channels.