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Table 2 Parent’s Baseline Characteristics

From: Design and methods of the Healthy Kids & Families study: a parent-focused community health worker-delivered childhood obesity prevention intervention

Total Number of Participants N 247
Mean Age (SD) 247 36.2 (7.4)
Sex 247  
 Male   21 (8.5%)
 Female   226 (91.5%)
Race/Ethnicity 247  
 White Non-Hispanic   55 (22.3%)
 Black Non-Hispanic   42 (17.0%)
 Asian Non-Hispanic   6 (2.4%)
 More than one race/Other Non-Hispanic   13 (5.3%)
 Hispanic   131 (53.0%)
Marital Status 245  
 Single   86 (35.1%)
 Married or living as married   116 (47.4%)
 Separated/divorced/widowed   43 (17.5%)
Highest level of education 247  
 Less than High School   47 (19.0%)
 High School/GED   156 (63.2%)
 More than High School   44 (17.8%)
Employment Status 245  
 Employed   144 (58.8%)
 Unemployed   37 (15.1%)
 Disabled   19 (7.8%)
 Homemaker   33 (13.5%)
 Other   12 (4.9%)
Household Income 244  
 <$20,000   135 (55.3%)
 $20,000–$50,000   88 (36.1%)
 >$50,000   21 (8.6%)
Receive Food Assistance 246 172 (69.9%)
Language primarily spoken at home 243  
 English only   112 (46.1%)
 More English than another language   29 (11.9%)
 Both English and another language equally   31 (12.8%)
 More another language than English   41 (16.9%)
 Only another language   30 (12.4%)
Confidence filling out medical forms 246  
 Extremely   131 (53.3%)
 Quite a bit   66 (26.8%)
 Somewhat   39 (15.9%)
 A little bit/not confident/not at all confident   10 (4.1%)
BMI (SD) 240 31.9 (7.2)