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Table 1 Parent descriptive statistics

From: Parental influences on screen time and weight status among preschool children from Brazil: a cross-sectional study

Variables Parents
Sex n %
Female caregiver 285 89.6
Male caregiver 33 10.4
Age (mean ± SD) 31 ± 8.7 years
BMI*   
Non-overweight 122 39.4
Overweight/Obese 188 60.6
Marital status   
Single 198 62.5
Married 100 31.5
Separated/divorced 12 3.8
Widowed 7 2.2
Employment status   
Not employed 123 38.8
Yes – at home 73 23.0
Yes – not at home 121 38.2
Household income**   
<  1 wage 161 50.8
= 1 wage 114 36.0
>  1 wage 42 13.2
Level of education   
No study 7 2.2
Elementary school 180 56.8
High school 111 35.0
Tertiary education 19 6.0
Number of residents   
≤ 4 223 70.3
>  4 94 29.7
Number of TVs at home   
=1 213 67.2
> 1 104 32.8
  1. *Overweight BMI > 25 kg/m2
  2. **1 wage was equivalent to R$937 monthly in Brazilian Real in 2017