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Table 2 Baseline demographic characteristics of HOME Plus participants included in post-intervention analysis and by condition

From: Promoting healthful family meals to prevent obesity: HOME Plus, a randomized controlled trial

Characteristics Total analytic sample
(n = 149 families)a
Intervention
(n = 74 families)a
Control
(n = 75 families)a
p-value
Child Demographics     
Age (M, SD) 10.3 (1.4) 10.5 (1.4) 10.2 (1.4) .16
BMI z-score (M, SD) .99 (.76) .95 (.78) 1.02 (.74) .59
Weight status     
 BMI% < 85th 84 (56 %) 44 (60 %) 40 (53 %) .75
 85th% ≤ BMI% <95th 33 (22 %) 15 (20 %) 18 (24 %)  
 ≥95th 32 (22 %) 15 (20 %) 17 (23 %)  
Pubertal Developmentb     
 Prepubescent 57 (39 %) 24 (32 %) 33 (45 %) .11
 Pubescent 90 (61 %) 50 (68 %) 40 (55 %)  
Gender (% female) 71 (48 %) 36 (51 %) 35 (49 %) .81
Ethnicity/Race     
 Hispanic     
 White 106(71 %) 53 (72 %) 53 (71 %) .75
 Black 23 (16 %) 10 (13 %) 13 (17 %)  
 Any other 20 (13 %) 11 (15 %) 9 (12 %)  
Parent Demographics     
Age (M, SD) 41.6 (7.6) 41.7 (7.9) 41.6 (7.3) .94
BMIc (M, SD) 28.3 (7.2) 27.1 (6.6) 29.5 (7.5) .04
Weight statusc     
 Normal (BMI < 25) 59 (40 %) 32 (44 %) 27 (36 %) .30
 Overweight/Obese (BMI ≥ 25) 88 (60 %) 40 (56 %) 48 (64 %)  
Female gender 141 (95 %) 69 (93 %) 72 (96 %) .45
Ethnicity/Race     
 Hispanic     
 White 120 (80 %) 60 (81 %) 60 (80 %) .98
 Black 19 (13 %) 9 (12 %) 10 (13 %)  
 Any other 10 (7 %) 5 (7 %) 5 (7 %)  
Education     
 ≤High school 12 (8 %) 7 (10 %) 5 (7 %) .30
 Some college 45 (31 %) 18 (25 %) 27 (36 %)  
 ≥Bachelor’s degree 89 (61 %) 47 (65 %) 42 (57 %)  
Household Demographics     
Economic assistance (% yes) 52 (35 %) 30 (41 %) 22 (29 %) .15
  1. aNumbers may be reduced by varying small amounts because of incidental missing data. All statistics are n (%) unless noted otherwise.
  2. bPubertal Development is based on child self-reported scale (range 1–4). Prepubescent is a score of less than 1.6 and pubescent is greater than or equal to 1.6.
  3. cTwo pregnant women in the intervention condition were not included in BMI or weight status descriptives.