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Table 1 Participants’ baseline characteristics by study arm

From: Leveraging family dynamics to increase the effectiveness of incentives for physical activity: the FIT-FAM randomized controlled trial

Participant characteristics All
Participants
(n = 316)
Child-Based Incentive
(n = 159)
Family-Based Incentive
(n = 157)
Parents’ age, years, mean (SD) 42.0 (4.4) 42.0 (4.4) 42.1 (4.5)
Children’s age, years, mean (SD) 9.0 (1.4) 9.0 (1.4) 9.0 (1.4)
Parents’ sex, no. (%)
 Male 180 (57.0) 92 (57.9) 88 (56.1)
Children’s sex, no. (%)
 Male 173 (54.8) 94 (59.1) 79 (50.3)
Parents’ ethnicity, no. (%)
 Chinese 238 (75.3) 120 (75.5) 118 (75.2)
 Malay 4 (1.3) 3 (1.9) 1 (0.6)
 Indian 62 (19.6) 31 (19.5) 31 (19.8)
 Other 12 (3.8) 5 (3.1) 7 (4.5)
Parents’ education, no. (%)
 High school or lower 3 (1.0) 0 (0.0) 3 (1.9)
 Diploma or professional qualification 43 (13.7) 15 (9.4) 28 (17.8)
 College graduate or higher 269 (85.4) 143 (89.9) 126 (80.3)
Monthly household income, no. (%)
  < SGD5,000 35 (11.1) 17 (10.7) 18 (11.5)
 SGD5,000–SGD9,999 94 (29.8) 52 (32.7) 42 (26.8)
  ≥ SGD10,000 98 (31.1) 47 (29.6) 51 (32.5)
 Don’t know 3 (1.0) 0 (0.0) 3 (1.9)
 Prefer not to say 85 (27.0) 42 (26.4) 43 (27.4)