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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of parent participants from the Guelph Family Health Study pilot analytic sample and by intervention assignment

From: A randomized home-based childhood obesity prevention pilot intervention has favourable effects on parental body composition: preliminary evidence from the Guelph Family Health Study

  Overall Control Intervention
(n = 60) (n = 21) 2 HV (n = 23) 4 HV (n = 16)
Relation to child, n (%)
 Mother 27 (45.0) 10 (47.6) 12 (52.2) 5 (31.3)
 Father 33 (55.0) 11 (52.4) 11 (47.8) 11 (68.8)
Baseline age, mean (SD) 35.3 34.5 (2.8) 35.7 (3.2) 35.7 (4.4)
Total annual household incomea,b, n (%)
 Less than $60,000 12 (28.6) 4 (33.3) 4 (28.6) 4 (25.0)
 $60,000 to $99,999 13 (31.0) 3 (35.0) 5 (35.7) 5 (31.3)
 $100,000 or more 16 (38.1) 5 (41.7) 5 (35.7) 6 (37.5)
Body composition, mean (SD)
Body Mass, kg 85.1 (24.5) 80.3 (16.9) 83.9 (23.4) 95 (33.7)
 BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2   88.58 (16.37) 98.94 (21.59) 109.53 (32.71)
 BMI < 25 kg/m2   66.87 (4.75) 67.39 (10.98) 66.51 (8.18)
BMI, kg/m2 28.4 (6.9) 27.7 (5.1) 27.8 (6.8) 30.6 (8.64)
 BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2   30.65 (5.01) 32.58 (5.95) 34.17 (8.02)
 BMI < 25 kg/m2   22.91 (1.12) 22.52 (1.83) 22.07 (1.19)
WC, cm 97.5 (17.5) 94.3 (12.8) 96.1 (16.8) 104.7 (22.4)
 BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2   99.77 (12.67) 108.48 (14.59) 113.02 (23.63)
 BMI < 25 kg/m2   85.36 (6.65) 83.77 (6.50) 87.42 (7.06)
%FM 30.8 (11.0) 29.5 (10.4) 31.3 (11.3) 32.5 (12.0)
 BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2   21.79 (11.18) 38.56 (7.64) 35.81 (10.37)
 BMI < 25 kg/m2   25.64 (8.11) 23.40 (9.11) 22.54 (11.06)
  1. aCategories have been condensed to protect participant and family ID
  2. bFamily level variable