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Table 6 Demographic characteristics in children and parents

From: Relationship between body mass index and family functioning, family communication, family type and parenting style among African migrant parents and children in Victoria, Australia: a parent-child dyad study

  Children Parents
N Mean (SD) N Mean (SD)
Age; (years) 283 14.72 (1.87) 281 39.66 (7.86)
Length of stay; (years) 250 5.76 (3.37) 276 7.32 (4.91)
  N % N %
All 284 100 284 100
Gender
 Female 170 60.1 195 68.7
 Male 113 39.9 89 31.3
Religion
 Christian 209 73.9 202 71.9
 Muslim 69 24.3 71 25.3
 Other 5 1.8 8 2.9
Education
 High school or less    148 53.1
 Completed year 12    29 10.4
 Tertiary education    101 36.2
 Still attending school 278 100.0 1 0.4
Household income
  < $15,000 102 39.5 102 39.5
 $15–25,000 48 18.6 48 18.6
 $26–35,000 50 19.4 50 19.4
 $36–45,000 33 12.8 33 12.8
  > 45,000 25 9.7 25 9.7
BMI   21.74 (4.6)   27.73 (4.98)
 Underweight (<18.50 kg/m2) 29 10.5 (95 % CI: 7.4, 14.7) 2 0.7 (95 % CI: 0.2,2.8)
 Normal (18.50–24.99 kg/m2) 152 55 (95 % CI: 49.1, 61) 82 29.3 (95 % CI: 24.6, 35.4)
 Overweight (≥25–29.99 kg/m2) 68 24.6 (95 % CI: 19.8, 30.1) 124 45.6 (95 % CI: 39.8,51.5)
 Obesity (≥30.00 kg/m2) 27 9.8 (95 % CI: 6.7,13.9) 68 24.4 (95 % CI: 19.7, 29.8)