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Table 2 Meal skipping behaviors according to family socioeconomic position and ethnic background (n = 4726)

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

   Sports participation (n = 4685) Outdoor play (n = 3903)
Yes No p-Value* ≥1 hour/day <1 hour/day p-Value*
   n (%) n (%)   n (%) n (%)  
Maternal educational level High 695 (56.0) 545 (44.0) <0.001 737 (67.4) 356 (32.6) 0.06
Mid-high 607 (47.6) 667 (52.4) 748 (68.8) 339 (31.2)
Mid-low 549 (37.3) 921 (62.7) 791 (64.8) 429 (35.2)
Low 184 (28.9) 453 (71.1) 286 (62.7) 170 (37.3)
Paternal educational level High 779 (56.4) 602 (43.6) <0.001 809 (67.5) 390 (32.5) <0.05
Mid-high 445 (46.3) 516 (53.7) 586 (70.6) 244 (29.4)
Mid-low 409 (36.1) 723 (63.9) 643 (67.5) 310 (32.5)
Low 239 (32.9) 487 (67.1) 343 (61.9) 211 (38.1)
Maternal employment status Paid job 1548 (46.6) 1773 (53.4) <0.001 1925 (67.6) 924 (32.4) <0.01
No paid job 389 (36.6) 674 (63.4) 514 (62.2) 313 (37.8)
Paternal employment status Paid job 1755 (45.2) 2129 (54.8) <0.001 2229 (67.8) 1061 (32.2) 0.36
No paid job 79 (32.8) 162 (67.2) 116 (64.4) 64 (35.6)
Household income >€3200 1169 (54.2) 988 (45.8) <0.001 1317 (69.4) 581 (30.6) <0.001
€2000- < €3200 410 (36.0) 730 (64.0) 663 (68.3) 308 (31.7)
<€2000 329 (31.5) 715 (68.5) 417 (54.2) 352 (45.8)
Ethnic background native Dutch 1623 (48.9) 1693 (51.1) <0.001 2062 (70.9) 846 (29.1) <0.001
Surinamese-Creole 64 (39.5) 98 (60.5) 77 (61.1) 48 (38.4)
Surinamese-Hindustani 62 (36.9) 106 (63.1) 78 (60.0) 52 (40.0)
Dutch Antillean 42 (34.1) 81 (65.9) 59 (63.4) 34 (36.6)
Cape Verdean 72 (36.9) 123 (63.1) 74 (51.7) 69 (48.3)
Turkish 114 (25.8) 328 (74.2) 143 (45.3) 173 (54.7)
Moroccan 80 (28.7) 199 (71.3) 94 (50.0) 94 (50.0)
  1. Table is based on non-imputed dataset.
  2. *P-Values assessed by Chi-square tests.