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Table 1 Demographic and anthropometric characteristics of children (mean age 3.1 years (+/- 0.78, range 2-5y, n = 402)

From: Validation of the comprehensive feeding practices questionnaire in parents of preschool children in Brazil

Demographic and Anthropometric Characteristics Category n (%)
Child Sex Male 207 (51.49)
  Female 195 (48.51)
Child BMI z-score Extremely underweight (<-3) 7 (1.79)
  Underweight (≥-3 and < -2) 11 (2.81)
  Normal weight (≥-2 and < +1) 276 (70.59)
  Overweight (≥ + 1 and < +2) 63 (16.11)
  Obese (≥ + 2 and < +3) 18 (4.60)
  Extremely obese (≥ + 3) 16 (4.09)
Respondent Mother 376 (93.53)
  Father 26 (6.47)
Maternal education Middle school incomplete 1 (0.25)
  Middle school completed 0 (0.00)
  High school incomplete 1 (0.25)
  High school completed 6 (1.49)
  College incomplete 23 (5.72)
  College completed 371 (93.53)
Family’s income Up to 5 times the minimum wage 24 (6.28)
  From 6 to 10 times the minimum wage 53 (13.87)
  From 11 to 15 times the minimum wage 69 (18.06)
  From 16 to 20 times the minimum wage 70 (18.32)
  More than 20 times the minimum wage 166 (43.42)
Maternal BMI Underweight 15 (3.79)
  Normal weight 286 (72.22)
  Overweight 76 (19.19)
  Obese 19 (4.80)
  1. BMI Body Mass Index. Brazilian Minimum wage: R$724.00 (US$321.77) in 2014 (Act n.8.166 from 23th Dec 2013)