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Table 1 Characteristics of fathers participating in two child feeding studies and their children

From: Acceptability and accessibility of child nutrition interventions: fathers’ perspectives from survey and interview studies

Variable Father’s Feeding Participation and Practices Study (N = 436) What Fathers Want Study (N = 28)
  Mean ± SD or %
Father
Age (years) 37 ± 6 41 ± 6
Biological father 98 93
Live with child every day during ‘average’ fortnight 89 82
Married/defacto 97 86
Level of education
 No university degree 66 64
 University degree 34 36
BMIa (kg/m2) 26.9 ± 4.1
 Healthy weight (BMI < 25) 38  
 Overweight (BMI ≥ 25 and < 30) 46  
 Obese (BMI ≥ 30) 16  
Hours of paid work/week 41 ± 15 40 ± 7
 Less than full-time (0–35 h/week) 16 4
 Full-time (≥ 35 h/week) 84 96
Child
Age (years) 3.5 ± 0.9
Gender (boy) 53
  1. aBMI was calculated based on self-reported weight and height
  2. BMI Body Mass Index, Dash data missing as questions were not asked in the What Fathers Want study