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Table 1 Intervention group parents’ (N = 184) and their children’s (N = 184) baseline characteristics

From: A cluster randomized controlled trial for child and parent weight management: children and parents randomized to the intervention group have correlated changes in adiposity

Variable Mean (Standard Deviation) or N and Percent
Parent
Age   36.9 (8.1)
   N Percent
 Gender Male 13 7.07
Female 171 92.93
 Marital Status
  Married 86 46.74
Widowed 2 1.09
Divorced/Separate 29 15.76
Never Married 50 27.17
Living with Someone 17 9.24
 Employment
  Full-Time 101 54.89
Part-Time 20 10.87
Full-Time Student 10 5.43
Homemaker 25 13.59
Unemployed 25 13.59
Retired 3 1.63
 Occupation
  Professional 39 21.20
Technical 145 78.80
 Education Level
  6th Grade or Less 2 1.09
Middle School 12 6.52
High School/GED 65 35.33
Associates 85 46.20
Baccalaureate 14 7.61
Graduate 6 3.25
 Race
  African American 117 63.59
White 55 29.89
Other 12 6.52
 Income
  < $20,000 65 35.33
$20,000–$39,999 60 32.61
$40,000–$59,999 22 11.96
$60,000–$79,999 7 3.80
$80,000–$99,999 7 3.80
> = $100,000 1 0.54
Do not wish to respond 22 11.96
 Biological Parent
  Yes 157 85.33
No 27 14.67
Children
 Age   9.2 (+/− 0.96)
   N Percent
 Gender Male 83 45.10
Female 101 54.90
 Education Level at time of enrollment
  2nd Grade 35 19.00
3rd Grade 72 39.10
4th Grade 77 41.90
 Race
  African American 117 63.60
White 50 27.20
Other 17 9.20