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Table 1 Performance of key weight-related behaviors among parents of preschool children

From: Translating it into real life: a qualitative study of the cognitions, barriers and supports for key obesogenic behaviors of parents of preschoolers

Characteristic Percent Days per week parent eats breakfast(n = 138) Days per week parent consumes ≥ 1 sugary drink(n = 137) Days per week parent eats ≥ 2 different fruits(n = 138) Days per Week Parent Eats ≥ 2 Different Vegetables(n = 138) Days per week parent plays actively with child (n = 136) Hours per day child watches TV(n = 133)
   Mean(SD) p Mean(SD) p Mean(SD) p Mean(SD) p Mean(SD) p Mean(SD) p
Total sample   5.9 (2.2)   2.7 (2.5)   5.2 (1.8)   4.6 (2.0)   4.2 (2.2)   2.4 (1.7)  
Language    0.21   0.18   0.08   0.39   0.15   0.07
  English 62.6 5.3 (2.7)   2.9 (2.8)   5.4 (1.9)   4.8 (2.1)   4.4 (2.3)   2.2 (1.7)  
  Spanish 37.4 5.8(2.1)   2.3 (2.1)   4.9 (1.8)   4.4 (1.7)   3.9 (1.9)   2.8 (1.8)  
Age*    0.44   0.04   0.62   0.49   0.00   0.14
  Mean age or younger 44.6 5.7 (2.1)   3.2 (2.5)   5.3 (1.7)   4.5 (2.1)   4.8 (2.1)   2.6 (1.9)  
  Older than mean age 54.7 5.4 (2.3)   2.3 (2.5)   5.1 (2.0)   4.8 (2.0)   3.8 (2.1)   2.2 (1.4)  
Education    0.63   0.02   0.02   0.40   0.03   0.07
  Less than high school 13.7 5.1 (2.7)   2.7a (2.4)   5.0 (2.0)   4.0 (1.8)   5.1c (2.2)   2.5 (1.7)  
  High school 20.1 5.2 (2.0)   3.5 (2.5)   5.1 (1.7)   4.5 (1.8)   4.5 (2.3)   3.1 (1.6)  
  Some post-secondary education 34.5 5.7 (2.2)   3.1 (2.7)   5.8b (1.4)   4.9 (1.9)   4.6 (2.0)   2.5 (1.9  
  Bachelor’s degree or higher 30.2 5.6 (2.2)   1.8a (2.3)   4.6b (2.2)   4.7 (2.3)   3.4c (2.1)   2.0 (1.6)  
  1. *Mean age = 32.18 ± 7.12SD.
  2. Note: For a given characteristic, means in the same column with a common superscript letter are significantly different based on ANOVA post-hoc testing.