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Table 2 Descriptive characteristics of primary food providers and children (n = 225)

From: Understanding the influence of physical resources and social supports on primary food providers’ snack food provision: a discrete choice experiment

Characteristic Parent Characteristic Child
Age, years (mean, SD) 35.3 (3.8) Age, years (mean, SD) 5.2 (1.3)
Sex (%, count)   Sex (%, count)  
 Male 0.4 (1) Male 49.3 (111)
 Female 99.6 (224) Female 50.7 (114)
Weight statusa (%, count)   Weight status (%, count)  
 Underweight 1.8 (4) Underweight 13.9 (31)
 Healthy weight 39.6 (86) Healthy weight 55.6 (124)
 Overweight 33.2 (72) Overweight 15.2 (34)
 Obesity 25.3 (55) Obesity 15.2 (34)
Family structure (%, count)   Weight and/or height measured in past 6 months (%, count) 73.8 (166)
 Couple with a child 13.8 (31)
 Couple with children 80.9 (182)
 One parent family with a child 0.9 (2)
 One parent family with children 1.8 (4)
 Other family type 2.7 (6)
SEIFAb Index of Relative Advantage and Disadvantage(%, count)   Frequency of social occasions in past week (median, IQR) 5 (4)
 Lower (deciles 1 to 5) 40.4 (91) Frequency of select celebratory occasions in past week (median, IQR) 0 (1)
 Higher (deciles 6 to 10) 59.1 (133)   
Parent education (%, count)
 Completed high school or less 6.7 (15)   
 Tech or trade 20.9 (47)   
 Tertiary degree 35.6 (80)   
 Postgraduate degree 36.9 (83)   
Parent employment (%, count)
 Employed full time 18.2 (41)   
 Employed part time 51.6 (116)   
 Not working / homemaker 30.2 (68)   
Ancestryc (%, count)
 Australian 48.0 (108)   
 English 45.8 (103)   
 Other 26.6 (60)   
 Scottish 14.2 (32)   
 Irish 13.3 (30)   
 German 6.2 (14)   
 Italian 5.3 (12)   
  1. aMissing anthropometric responses for primary food providers (n = 8) and for children (n = 2)
  2. bSEIFA, Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas; a lower value is reflective of greater disadvantage. Missing SEIFA (n = 1)
  3. cParticipants could select up to two ancestries, therefore percentages exceed 100