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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and parental feeding practices in Mexican American families at baseline

From: Parental feeding practices and child weight status in Mexican American families: a longitudinal analysis

  Mean (SD) or %
  Mother Father Child
Variable (range) (n = 322) (n = 182) (n = 322)
Parent characteristics    
 Education (0–19 years) 10.77 (3.69) 11.02 (3.67)  
 Occupational status (1–9) 3.25 (2.09) 3.53 (1.84)  
 Acculturation (1–5)    
 Spanish language 4.23 (1.10) 4.01 (1.10)  
 English language 2.64 (1.27) 2.94 (1.11)  
 BMI (18–72) 30.29 (6.69) 29.81 (4.33)  
Child characteristics    
 Gender (% female)    53 %
 Age (8–10 years)    9.29 (0.92)
 Pubertal status (1–3)    1.10 (0.32)
 Waist-height ratio (WHtR) (0.37–0.79)    0.50 (0.08)
 BMI(14–48)    20.35 (4.75)
Parental feeding practices (1–5)    
 Restriction of amount of food 2.28 (0.44) 2.29 (0.47)  
 Pressure to eat 2.30 (0.86) 2.43 (0.85)  
 Use of food to control behavior 1.50 (0.44) 1.62 (0.50)  
 Positive involvement in meals 3.35 (0.69) 3.11 (0.70)