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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of mothers at baseline

From: Social ecological factors associated with physical activity and screen time amongst mothers from disadvantaged neighbourhoods over three years

Sociodemographic Characteristics n Mean (±SD)/ %
Age (mean years) 893 36.7 (±6.2)
Education
 Low - < Year 12 207 23
 Medium – Year 12/trade/diploma 429 48
 High – completed tertiary education 254 29
Household Income
 Low - $0–699/wk 612 74
 Medium - $700–1499/wk 146 18
 High - $1500+/wk 14 2
 Not disclosed 60 7
Employment Status
 Working full-time 162 18
 Working part-time 331 38
 Not currently working (paid work) 386 44
Paid Work Status
 Not currently working (paid work) 291 33
 < 25 h/wk 307 35
 25–40 h/wk 222 25
 > 40h hours/wk 58 7
Marital Status
 Married/defacto relationship 771 86
 Separated/divorced/widowed 77 9
 Never married 46 5
BMI Status
 Not overweight 454 53
 Overweight 227 72
 Obese 174 20
Country of Birth
 Australia 829 93
 Other 66 7
Age of children living at home
 Children aged 0–4 years 442 49
 Children aged 5–12 years 453 51
  1. Notes; BMI Body mass index