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Table 1 Participant characteristics by knowledge of recommendations (n = 1,113)

From: Primary caregiver knowledge of paediatric physical activity recommendations in the United Kingdom and its association with caregiver behaviour: an observational study

  Total sample N (% of total) Knowledge N (% of category) No knowledge N (% of category) p-value
Maternal education     <0.001*
 None/basis school 173 (15.5) 18 (10.4) 155 (89.6)  
 Vocational/high school 403 (36.2) 83 (20.6) 320 (79.4)  
 University 537 (48.2) 136 (25.3) 401 (74.7)  
Maternal ethnicity     0.100
 White 1,055 (94.8) 229 (21.7) 826 (78.3)  
 Ethnic minority group 58 (5.2) 8 (13.8) 50 (86.2)  
Co-habiting partner     0.356
 No 76 (6.8) 13 (17.1) 63 (82.9)  
 Yes 1,037 (93.2) 224 (21.6) 813 (78.4)  
Maternal age (years; mean [SD]) 34.5 (4.77) 34.8 (4.49) 34.5 (4.84) 0.304
Maternal BMI (kg/m2; mean [SD]) 24.8 (4.58) 24.7 (4.7) 24.9 (4.56) 0.556
  1. *Significant at a p < 0.05 level.