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Table 1 Characteristics of the 4553 children and their parents

From: Chinese translation and validation of a parental feeding style questionnaire for parents of Hong Kong preschoolers

Characteristic * $Frequency (%)
Children  
Gender  
Male 2360 (52.0%)
Female 2175 (48.0%)
Grade  
Nursery 59 (1.3%)
Kindergarten 1 1572 (34.5%)
Kindergarten 2 1453 (31.9%)
Kindergarten 3 1468 (32.2%)
School status  
Whole day 777 (17.1%)
Half-day (a.m. only) 2400 (52.8%)
Half-day (p.m. only) 1369 (30.1%)
Place of birth  
Hong Kong 4270 (94.3%)
China 210 (4.6%)
Other place 47 (1.0%)
Parents  
Father’s job status  
Full-time 3823 (87.0%)
Part-time 278 (6.3%)
Unemployed 129 (2.9%)
Retired 27 (0.6%)
Not applicable/ Unknown 136 (3.1%)
Mother’s job status  
Full-time 1558 (35.6%)
Part-time 510 (11.6%)
Unemployed 2223 (50.7%)
Retired 9 (0.2%)
Not applicable/Unknown 82 (1.9%)
Father’s education level  
Primary school or below 304 (6.8%)
Secondary school 3092 (69.5%)
Diploma/Degree or higher 963 (21.6%)
Not applicable/Unknown 90 (2.0%)
Mother’s education level  
Primary school or below 378 (8.4%)
Secondary school 3272 (72.9%)
Diploma/Degree or higher 790 (17.6%)
Not applicable/unknown 50 (1.1%)
Relationship to the child  
Father 580 (12.9%)
Mother 3748 (83.4%)
Others 165 (3.7%)
Siblings  
0 1700 (37.7%)
1 2069 (45.9%)
2 or more 743 (16.5%)
  1. *Due to rounding error, the sum of percentage may not equal to 100%.
  2. $Due to missing data, the sum of frequency may not equal to 4553.
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