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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of participating Latina mothers and their children (N = 361)

From: Latina mothers as agents of change in children’s eating habits: findings from the randomized controlled trial Entre Familia: Reflejos de Salud

  Total sample
Mean (SD) or % (n)
Intervention (n = 180)
Mean (SD) / % (n)
Control (n = 181)
Mean (SD) / % (n)
Sig.
Parent/home characteristics
 Mean age 38.5 (7.9) 38.4 (8.1) 38.6 (7.8) n.s.
  % married/living as married 94% (338) 96% (173) 91% (165) p ≤ .05
 Mean # of children in home 2.00 2.0 2.0 n.s.
  % completed high school 49% (175) 49% (89) 48% (86) n.s.
  % employed 35% (125) 38% (69) 31% (56) n.s.
  % on food assistance 52% (186) 54% (96) 50% (90) n.s.
  % own a home 43% (154) 45% (80) 41% (74) n.s.
  % foreign born 82% (295) 78% (141) 85% (154) n.s.
Child characteristics
 Mean age 10.0 (1.9) 10.0 (1.8) 9.9 (2.0) n.s.
  % female 50% (181) 48% (86) 53% (95) n.s.
  % foreign born 19% (68) 21% (37) 17% (31) n.s.