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Table 1 Demographic Data

From: Family food environment factors associated with obesity outcomes in early childhood

  Total sample
n = 977 (%)
Normal weight, overweigh and obese only n = 757 (%)
Child Gender-Boy 483 (49.4) 376 (49.7)
Age
 2 years 108 (11.0) 83 (11.0)
 2.5 years 161 (16.5) 128 (16.9)
 3 years 153 (15.6) 126 (16.6)
 3.5 years 164 (16.8) 120 (15.9)
 4 years 173 (17.7) 136 (18)
 4.5 years 128 (13.1) 94 (12.4)
 5 years 90 (9.2) 70 (9.2)
Child BMI categorya
 Underweight 219 (22.4) excluded
 Normalweight 586 (59.9) 586 (77.4)
 Overweight 109 (11.1) 109 (14.4)
 Obese 63 (6.5) 63 (8.2)
Child BMI z-scoreb (Mean) − 0.18 (SD 1.79) 0.52 (SD 1.07)
Parent Gender - Male 52 (5.3) 42 (5.5)
Parent BMI categoryc
 Underweight (< 18.50 kg/m2) 13 (1.3) 12 (1.6)
 Normal weight (18.50–24.99 kg/m2) 398 (40.7) 305 (40.3)
 Overweight (≥25.00 kg/m2) 254 (26.0) 196 (25.9)
 Obese ≥30.00 kg/m2) 312 (32.0) 244 (32.2)
Breastfeeding History
 Less than 6 months 358 (36.6) 276 (36.5)
 6 months of more 619 (63.4) 481 (63.5)
Income
 Low: less than AU$40,000 129 (13.2) 103 (13.6)
 Middle: AU$40,000 - 100,000 407 (41.6) 320 (42.3)
 High: more than AU$100,000 441 (45.2) 334 (44.1)
Australian State
 Victoria 173 (17.7) 133 (17.6)
 New South Wales 246 (25.2) 189 (25)
 Queensland 292 (30.0) 230 (30.4)
 Australian Capital Territory 28 (2.9) 21 (2.8)
 Western Australian 122 (12.5) 93 (12.3)
 Tasmania 29 (3.0) 23 (3.0)
 Northern Territory 5 (0.5) 4 (0.5)
 South Australia 82 (8.4) 64 (8.5)
Region Type
 Capital city 255 (26.1) 201 (26.6)
 Metro (population over 100,000) 301 (30.8) 235 (31.0)
 Large rural (population 25,000–99,999) 188 (19.3) 145 (19.2)
 Small rural (population 10,000 – 24,999) 128 (13.1) 93 (12.3)
 Large remote (population 5000 – 9999) 41 (4.2) 32 (4.2)
 Small remote (population less than 5000) 64 (6.5) 51 (6.7)
  1. N (%) reported for dichotomous variables; Mean (SD) reported for continuous
  2. aCut offs per Cole, TJ. (2000 and 2007); b2000 CDC growth charts; cCut offs per WHO classifications for adults (2000)
  3. Data presented in this table has previously been published in Boswell, et al., (2018)