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Table 1 Sociodemographic descriptives of the study population (n = 288)

From: The influence of parenting style on health related behavior of children: findings from the ChiBS study

  % N
Child characteristics   
Gender   
 Male 50.5 145
 Female 49.5 143
Age (years)   
 6 2.4 7
 7 13.5 39
 8 14.6 42
 9 19.8 57
 10 25.0 72
 11 20.1 58
 12 4.5 13
BMI $   
 Underweight 15.6 45
 Normal 77.4 223
 Overweight/obesity 6.9 20
Parental & family characteristics   
Education *   
 Primary 0 0
 Lower secondary 1.1 3
 Upper secondary 30.0 84
 Post-secondary non-tertiary 13.9 39
 First stage of tertiary 55.0 154
Family structure   
 Traditional & 84.4 243
 Non-traditional & 12.5 36
Number of children   
 1 6.4 18
 2 53.2 150
 3 34.0 96
 ≥4 6.4 18
BMI mother $   
 Underweight 4.2 12
 Normal 69.0 196
 Overweight/obesity 26.8 76
BMI father $   
 Underweight 0 0
 Normal 52.9 137
 Overweight/obesity 47.1 122
  1. *1 = primary education, 2 = lower secondary education, 3 = upper secondary education, 4 = post-secondary non-tertiary education, 5 = first stage of tertiary education.
  2. $BMI children was calculated based on measured length and weight. BMI parents was calculated based on self-reported length and weight.
  3. &Traditional family structure was defined as living together with the biological mother and father. If this was not the case, it was defined as non-traditional.