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Table 3 Sample characteristics for family-based childhood obesity prevention interventions published from 2008 to 2015 (n = 85)a

From: Family-based childhood obesity prevention interventions: a systematic review and quantitative content analysis

  n (%)
Representation of underserved populationsb
 Low SES (income or education) 62 (73)
 Racial/ethnic minorities 46 (54)
 Immigrants 24 (28)
Non-traditional familiesb
 Single parents 23 (27)
 Non-biological parents 2 (2)
 Non-residential parents 0 (0)
Racial/ethnic groupsb
 White 30 (35)
 Black/African American 26 (31)
 Hispanic/Latino 40 (47)
 Asian 20 (24)
 Indigenous 12 (14)
 Multiracial/Other 24 (28)
 Unclear 29 (34)
  1. aSample characteristics are only provided for interventions with evaluations
  2. bGroups are not mutually exclusive thus totals may exceed 100%