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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the samples used to assess mother-child and father-child dietary resemblance

From: Like parent, like child? Dietary resemblance in families

  Sample used to assess father-child resemblance Sample used to assess mother-child resemblance
Age of the parent, years, mean (SD) 38.14 (5.46) 35.67 (4.69)
Missing, n (%) 42 (6) 42 (5)
Education of the parent, n (%)
 High 159 (25) 238 (30)
 Middle 224 (35) 331 (42)
 Low 260 (40) 221 (28)
 Missing, n (%) 22 (3) 8 (1)
Family meal, days/week, mean (SD) 5.70 (1.67) 5.93 (1.57)
Missing, n (%) 7 (1) 5 (1)
Child’s gender, n (%)
 Girl 328 (49) 390 (49)
 Boy 337 (51) 408 (51)
 Missing, n (%) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Child’s age, years, mean (SD) 4.74 (0.88) 4.74 (0.88)
Missing, n (%) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Number of children living in the same household (in addition to the participating child), n (%)
 0 75 (12) 95 (13)
 1 347 (56) 415 (56)
 2 or more 195 (32) 231 (31)
 Missing, n (%) 48 (7) 57 (7)
Respondent, n (%)
 Father 62 (9) 59 (8)
 Mother 596 (91) 729 (93)
 Missing, n (%) 7 (1) 10 (1)
  1. N = 741–798 for mother-child and 617–665 for father-child pairs