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Table 1 Sample characteristicsa

From: Mealtime behavior among siblings and body mass index of 4–8 year olds: a videotaped observational study

  Total
n = 75
Index child age, M(SD) 5.33 (0.79)
Index child sex, n (%)  
Male 38 (50.70)
Female 37 (49.30)
Index child race/ethnicity, n (%)  
Non-Hispanic white 44 (58.70)
Hispanic or not white 31 (41.30)
Maternal age, M (SD) 30.85 (6.73)
Maternal education, n (%)  
≤ High school education 31 (41.3)
> High school education 44 (58.7)
Sibling age, M (SD) 6.14 (3.49)
Sibling sex, n (%)  
Male 37 (49.3)
Female 38 (50.7)
Index child birth order, n (%)  
Younger sibling 41 (54.7)
Older sibling 34 (45.3)
Total encouragements delivered to index child from sibling, M(SD) 2.81 (3.93)
Proportion of intervals in which mother is present, M(SD) 0.86 (0.30)
Index child BMI z-score, M(SD) 0.81 (1.08)
Index child birth weight z-score, M(SD) −0.22 (1.03)
  1. a Table showing means (M) and standard deviations (SD) or counts (n) and percentages (%)