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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population (n = 4726)

From: Social inequalities in young children’s sports participation and outdoor play

   Total Missing
   n (%) n (%)
Family characteristics
Maternal educational level High 124 (26.7) 64 (1.4)
Mid-high 1285 (27.6)  
Mid-low 1489 (31.9)  
Low 643 (13.8)  
Paternal educational level High 1393 (32.9) 493 (10.4)
Mid-high 970 (22.9)  
Mid-low 1138 (26.9)  
Low 732 (17.3)  
Maternal employment status Paid job 3342 (75.6) 305 (6.5)
No paid job 1079 (24.4)  
Paternal employment status Paid job 3914 (94.2) 569 (12.0)
No paid job 243 (5.8)  
Household income > €3200/month 2174 (49.7) 348 (7.4)
€2000-€3200/month 1148 (26.2)  
<€ 2000/month 1056 (24.1)  
Ethnic background Dutch 3338 (70.6) 0
Surinamese-Creole 163 (3.4)  
Surinamese-Hindustani 170 (3.6)  
Dutch Antillean 126 (2.7)  
Cape Verdean 195 (4.1)  
Turkish 453 (9.6)  
Moroccan 281 (6.0)  
Child characteristics
Sex Girl 2338 (49.5) 0
Boy 2388 (50.5)  
Age Months (mean, SD) 73.0 (5.9) 0
Sports participation Yes 2057 (43.9) 41 (0.9)
No 2628 (56.1)  
Outdoor play ≥1 hour/day 2587 (66.3) 823 (17.4)
<1 hour/day 1316 (33.7)  
  1. Table is based on non-imputed dataset.
  2. Values are means (SD) for normally distributed continuous variables and frequencies (percentage) for categorical variables.