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Table 2 Descriptive Statistics for Demographic Variables (N = 2216)

From: Assessing weight perception accuracy to promote weight loss among U.S. female adolescents: A secondary analysis

Variable (n) n %
Age at Wave II (2216)   
   Mean (Standard Deviation) 15.80 (1.46)
Ethnicity (2208)   
   Hispanic 263 11.91
   non-Hispanic 1945 88.09
Race (2210)   
   White 1531 69.28
   Black or African American 425 19.23
   American Indian or Native American 44 1.99
   Asian or Pacific Islander 73 3.30
Maternal Educational Attainment (1977)   
   8th grade or less 90 4.55
   > 8th grade, not high school graduate 193 9.76
   Business/trade, not high school graduate 11 0.56
   High school graduate 560 28.33
   Completed a General Equivalency Diploma 94 4.75
   Business/trade after HS 187 9.46
   Non-college graduate 359 18.16
   College graduate 282 14.26
   Post-graduate 201 10.17
Total Household Income (1742)a   
   Mean (Standard Deviation) 48.90 (56.5)
   Median 40.00  
   Range 0-900  
  1. Note. a in thousands of dollars