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Table 1 Demographic descriptive statistics of participants

From: Perceptions of diet, physical activity, and obesity-related health among black daughter-mother pairs in Soweto, South Africa: a qualitative study

Demographic variable Young adults Mothers
N N
Number of participants 17 15
Age (years) 24.2 (SD = 0.04) 53.0 (SD = 4.9)
BMI (kg/m2) 21.6 (SD = 1.8)a 36.1 (SD = 3.9)b
Education level
 Grade 6 0 2
 Grade 8 0 1
 Grade 10 0 3
 Grade 11 (Matric for mothers) 1 4
 Grade 12 (Matric for young adults) 6 2
 Certificate/Diploma 4 2
 Bachelors 6 1
Marital status
 Single 8 3
 Committed Relationship 7 1
 Married 2 8
 Divorced 0 1
 Widow 0 1
Employment status
 Unemployed 5 6
 Part Time 2 1
 Full Time 10 8
Maternal status
 Yes 6 N/A
 No 10 N/A
 Pregnant 1 N/A
  1. aAverage age at BMI Measurement (years): 22.7 (SD = 0.53)
  2. bAverage age at BMI Measurement (years): 51.2 (SD = 4.8)