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Table 1 Frequency distribution of parental characteristics, perceived family support, and the parental characteristic latent classes

From: Parental characteristic patterns associated with maintaining healthy physical activity behavior during childhood and adolescence

  n (%)
Total number of families 408 (100)
Annual family income in 2007  
 < $80,000 196 (49.4)
 ≥ $80,000 184 (47.9)
Mother’s education level  
 <4-year college degree 261 (65.1)
 ≥4-year college degree 140 (34.9)
Father’s regular PA in high school  
 No 90 (22.2)
 Yes 315 (77.8)
Father’s regular PA in adulthood  
 No 261 (65.1)
 Yes 140 (34.9)
Mother’s regular PA in high school  
 No 140 (34.8)
 Yes 262 (65.2)
Mother’s regular PA in adulthood  
 No 211 (53.0)
 Yes 187 (47.0)
Family support for child PA  
 Lower 208 (55.8)
 Higher 165 (44.2)
Parental characteristic latent classes  
 Higher family SES and regular PA engagement in high school and adulthood by both mother and father 192 (47.1)
 Lower family SES and regular PA in high school by the father 152 (37.3)
 Lower family SES and no regular PA in high school by the father 64 (15.7)
  1. PA physical activity, SES socioeconomic status